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Time For The Postseason And Awards Season

Tampa Bay will head into the postseason with a mark of 100-62, tops in the American League.

But Steve Carney starts the show by talking about a specific mark that the Rays hit this year that nobody noticed, and it helped them ensure that their best players remained on the field as much as possible (1:35).  He then gets into Tuesday’s Wild Card matchup, and while it did not descend into chaos as hoped, it still bodes well for Tampa Bay in a five-game series against either New York or Boston (8:00).  We also discuss the crazy catch that Gio Urshela made on Sunday, and hear Kevin Cash’s response to the YES Network broadcasters saying the Rays should have done something to prevent him from crashing headlong into the dugout at full speed. (15:23).  And we wrap up the show with Steve’s ballots for the four Baseball Writers Association awards that he doesn’t have a role in picking because he’s not in the union, but that also means you get to hear who he’d pick for MVP, Cy Young Award, Rookie of the Year, and Manager of the year before the awards come out! (20:11).

Click below to listen to this week’s episode of Under The Orange Roof below!

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Steve Carney is the founder and publisher of St. Pete Nine. One of the people most associated with baseball coverage in Tampa Bay, he spent 13 seasons covering the Rays for flagship radio station WDAE, first as producer of Rays Radio broadcasts, then as beat reporter beginning in 2011. He likes new analytics and aged bourbon, and is the owner of one of the ugliest knuckleballs ever witnessed by baseball scouts.

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