Found September 21, 2012 on
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Well I'm not sure how many light years the Tampa Bay Rays are from a playoff berth, but they hosted a Star Trek Night at a game on Thursday.
It makes sense since Joe Maddon commands the team like Captain Kirk and I've always thought that JP Howell kind of looked like a Tribble (did they call triples "Tribbles"? That would have been good. Actually it probably would have seemed as stupid as the other puns I've used).
Note all of the Star Trek characters with your captain's log:
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What lot/section? RT @chrisbelltb: @elliotjohnson9 We are in the lot, we have chairs waiting you want to come out, maybe play catch?
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