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Rays to launch new name, logo, uniforms
10/02/2007 7:41 PM ET
ST. PETERSBURG -- Tampa Bay Devil Rays players both past and present, Rays Principal Owner Stuart Sternberg, local officials and club executives will be joined by a major entertainment star at Straub Park in downtown St. Petersburg on Thursday, November 8 at 5:30 p.m. as part of a celebration to launch the team's new name, colors, uniforms and logo.

Rays players and manager Joe Maddon will be joined by former players Wade Boggs, Fred McGriff and Dave Martinez to model the new uniforms and there will be live entertainment, a fireworks show, and activities for fans of all ages. The Rays will be giving away T-shirts and other items carrying the new logo. The Rays Street team and team mascot Raymond will also be part of the celebration.

The festivities will continue in downtown Tampa the following day, on Friday, November 9. Players will make appearances throughout the community and at noon the Rays will be at Gaslight Park to visit with fans and give away Rays merchandise.

That evening fans can meet Rays players and purchase the new gear at numerous Champs Sports locations throughout the Tampa Bay area. Champs is the exclusive retail outlet for the launch.

The Schedule of events:
Thursday, November 8
• 4:00 p.m. Interactive activities begin at Straub Park
• 5:30 p.m. Fashion Show featuring Rays players modeling new uniforms
• 6:30 p.m. Entertainment
• 8:00 p.m. Fireworks

Friday, November 9
• 7:00 a.m. Player appearances in community
• Noon Rays event at Gaslight Park, downtown Tampa
• 6:00 p.m. Players at Champs Sports outlets

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