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Michael Emdeyar

Born and raised a Cubs fan from northern Illinois. Moved to Tampa Bay in 1991 and have followed the Rays from day one. The ties between these two teams have been interesting over the years. From DeWayne Staats to Joe Maddon and from Matt Garza to Chris Archer, the Rays and the Cubs offer polar opposites for teams seeking the same goal.

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 14: Jalen Beeks #68 of the Tampa Bay Rays pitches against the New York Yankees during their game at Yankee Stadium on August 14, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Tampa Bay Rays Continue Winning and America is Watching

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BOSTON, MA - AUGUST 18: C.J. Cron #44 of the Tampa Bay Rays rounds the bases after hitting a two-run home run in the sixth inning of a game at Fenway Park on August 18, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images)

Tampa Bay Rays: Clock Ticks on Last Minute Trade Deadline

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ST PETERSBURG, FL - AUGUST 22: Michael Perez #43 of the Tampa Bay Rays hits in the fourth inning during a game against the Kansas City Royals at Tropicana Field on August 22, 2018 in St Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Tampa Bay Rays: Solving the Catcher Mystery for 2019

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ST PETERSBURG, FL - JUNE 24: Jake Bauers #9 of the Tampa Bay Rays hits a game winning homer against the New York Yankees in the twelfth inning on June 24, 2018 at Tropicana Field in St Petersburg, Florida. The Rays won 7-6. (Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images)

Tampa Bay Rays: Jake Bauers Needs a Slumpbuster

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ST PETERSBURG, FL - AUGUST 23: Kevin Kiermaier #39 of the Tampa Bay Rays is congratluated after hitting into a walk off force attempt throwing error by Ryan O'Hearn #66 of the Kansas City Royals in the ninth inning during a game at Tropicana Field on August 23, 2018 in St Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

How the Tampa Bay Rays Changed the 2018 Playoff Picture in a Weekend

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Rays hat (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)

Tampa Bay Rays: Moises Gomez Flying Under the Radar

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OAKLAND, CA - MAY 29: Sergio Romo #54 of the Tampa Bay Rays reacts after beating the Oakland Athletics at Oakland Alameda Coliseum on May 29, 2018 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Where Would The Tampa Bay Rays Be Without Sergio Romo?

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TORONTO, ON - AUGUST 11: Joey Wendle #18 of the Tampa Bay Rays makes the play and throws out the baserunner as Willy Adames #1 gets out of his way in the second inning during MLB game action against the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre on August 11, 2018 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

Tampa Bay Rays – Keeping Track of Vidal Brujan

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ST PETERSBURG, FL - JULY 31: Matt Duffy #5 of the Tampa Bay Rays hits a single in the fourth inning against the Los Angeles Angels on July 31, 2018 at Tropicana Field in St Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images)

Tampa Bay Rays – Lucius Fox and the 2015 International Pool

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ST. PETERSBURG, FL - JULY 6: Manager Kevin Cash #16 of the Tampa Bay Rays looks on from the dugout during the eighth inning of a game against the Boston Red Sox on July 6, 2017 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

Tampa Bay Rays: Kevin Cash is AL’s Best Manager

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ST PETERSBURG, FL - AUG 1: Tommy Pham #29 of the Tampa Bay Rays scores in the fourth inning against the Los Angeles Angels on August 1, 2018 at Tropicana Field in St Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images)

Tampa Bay Rays – Tommy Pham Gets a Fresh Start

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ST PETERSBURG, FL - MAY 22: A general view of Tropicana Field during a game between the Tampa Bay Rays and the Boston Red Sox on May 22, 2018 in St Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Charlotte Stone Crabs Make Tampa Bay Visits

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Rays hat (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)

Tampa Bay Rays Farm System Continues to Produce Talent

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PITTSBURGH, PA - MAY 18: Austin Meadows #17 of the Pittsburgh Pirates looks on during batting practice prior to the game against the San Diego Padres at PNC Park on May 18, 2018 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images)

Tampa Bay Rays – It Is Time To Add Austin Meadows

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TORONTO, ON - AUGUST 10: Joey Wendle #18 of the Tampa Bay Rays celebrates their victory with Jake Bauers #9 during MLB game action against the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre on August 10, 2018 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

Tampa Bay Rays Should Start All Rookies

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ST PETERSBURG, FL - MAY 22: A general view of Tropicana Field during a game between the Tampa Bay Rays and the Boston Red Sox on May 22, 2018 in St Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Tampa Bay Rays Should Watch the Oakland A’s Sell Tickets

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