Originally written on Fox Sports Florida  |  Last updated 4/15/13
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Imbalance should be expected this time of year. It's a trademark of the opening steps of a 162-game marathon, knowing that little about whats learned in the seasons first two weeks likely will matter come late summer. Trained eyes know that caution, not snap judgment, is a wise approach to results in April. Still, something is happening with the Tampa Bay Rays. Specifically, something is happening inside the 48-inch box near home plate that creates fits and fortune for all teams throughout a season. Consider the Rays in a frustrating phase. Simply, Tampa Bay is one of the majors worst-hitting squads. The Rays didnt need a near no-hitter by Boston Red Sox right-hander Clay Buchholz on Sunday at Fenway Park to remind them of this fact, of course. But their struggle to produce something, anything against opposing pitching is a study in how, at heart, this is a simple game. Yes, despite bluster about advanced stats and other deep analysis, baseballs equation is rather elementary: Hit th...
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