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480 Rings produced by the Rays for players, staff, employees and ownership. Full-time employees will receive their rings today in a private


Let freebies ring

The Rays will give away

AL championship cowbells to all fans at today's game against the Yankees.

Golden boy

The Rays will have a pregame ceremony for the third straight game today with 1B Carlos Pe?a receiving his 2008 AL Rawlings Gold Glove. He is the first Ray to win a Gold Glove.

Remembering Robinson, Part I

The Rays will join other major-league teams in wearing No. 42, a tribute to former Brooklyn Dodger great Jackie Robinson, who broke Baseball's color barrier 62 years ago today.

Remembering Robinson, Part II

Rays senior adviser Don Zimmer, a former teammate of Robinson's, said one of his favorite memories came after Robinson retired from Baseball in 1957. Robinson called Zimmer and told him he'd be traveling to Tampa for a few days and wanted to play golf. "We had a great time," Zimmer said. "It always meant something to me, because here I am a nothing, and Jackie Robinson wants to play golf with me." Did Robinson win? "Probably," Zimmer said, smiling.

The dish

Rays vs. Yankees

When/where: 4:08; Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg

TV/radio: Sun Sports; 1250-AM, 680-AM (Spanish)

Tickets: Available in most categories ($16-$270) at all regular Rays outlets, including, the Tropicana Field box office, the Rays Tampa office (400 N Tampa St.), International Plaza's main concierge desk, all Ticketmaster outlets and via phone at (727) 898-7297 and (813) 282-7297.

Probable pitchers:

Rays :

RHP Andy

Sonnanstine (0-1, 9.64)

Yankees: LHP Andy


(1-0, 1.29)

Watch for

Sonny day: Andy Sonnanstine will try to bounce back from his first start, when he wasn't particularly sharp in giving up five runs in 42/3 innings while walking a career-high four against the Orioles. Sonnanstine is 2-1 with a 6.08 ERA in four career starts vs. the Yankees.

Dandy Andy: Andy Pettitte has fared well in his career against the Rays , going 15-4 with a 3.63 ERA in 24 career starts. 1B Carlos Pe?a, however, is 9-for-27 (.333) against Pettitte.

On deck

Thursday: White Sox, 7:08, FSN Florida. Rays - RHP Jeff Niemann (0-1, 10.12); White Sox - LHP John Danks (0-0, 0.00)

Friday: White Sox, 7:38, Sun Sports. Rays - RHP James Shields (1-1, 3.65); White Sox - RHP Bartolo Colon (1-0, 0.00)

Saturday: White Sox, 7:08, FSN Florida. Rays - LHP Scott Kazmir (2-0, 2.84); White Sox - LHP Mark Buehrle (1-0, 2.38).

Joe Smith, Times staff writer

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Added: April 15, 2009

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