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The St. Petersburg Rays of Tampa Bay

Posted at 9:47 AM on June 1, 2006 by Ben Tesch

Devil Rays name change likely delayed until 2008
Apparently the Devil Rays are interested in changing their names: partly to take the "devil" out of their name, but also possibly including St. Petersburg in their name, since that's where they actually play their baseball. The deadline was yesterday, and they didn't want to rush their decisions, so they will probably wait a year or two to figure everything out within a decent timeframe.

I could be mistaken, but isn't St. Petersburg already sort of "included" in their name? Isn't that why they're called Tampa Bay instead of just Tampa? Wouldn't it make sense to stick with a theme? Got any name "suggestions" for the team?

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