Originally written on Fox Sports Florida  |  Last updated 8/28/14
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PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. Ben Zobrists trip produced many memories, but the smallest held the most power. They came in flashes: Walking in a clubhouse with his No. 12 jersey stitched in the United States colors, playing for a veteran coaching staff led by manager Joe Torre, looking at a nameplate above his locker and knowing that he was charged to represent the red, white and blue on a worldwide stage. The World Baseball Classic was a pause in the sleepy build-up to Opening Day, a taste of October in March for those who turned attention away from college basketball, the NFL offseason and the Miami Heats sprint at history. But for Zobrist and six other Tampa Bay Rays players who took part in the once-every-four-years showcase, it meant more: An experience to remember as ambassadors on a diamond, as delegates of their game. It was electric, said Zobrist, an infielderoutfielder for Tampa Bay who went 3-for-11 in four games. It was interesting to go from offseason and spring training str...
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