Tampa road trip photo album, Part IX   

Updated: August 29, 2007, 12:36 PM ET

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PART I | PART II | PART III | PART IV | PART V | PART VI | PART VII | PART VIII | PART IX | PART X

Live! From Tampa!
Check out the crowd after a Carlos Pena homer in the first inning. Maybe one-fourth of the people on the third-base side are standing and cheering. But ...

Live! From Tampa!
After Varitek's RBI single in the fourth, half the people in the same section were standing and cheering. As for the other one-fourth in our section, I don't think they could stand up.

Live! From Tampa!
Were these two related? Was the shirt on the left a misprint? Did they meet in a "People in Tampa who have names that begin with 'Oz' and end in "awski" chat room? These are the things you ponder in the Trop.

Live! From Tampa!
See any Tampa fans sitting near the opposing batter's box? Nope.

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Bill Simmons is a columnist for Page 2 and ESPN The Magazine. His book "Now I Can Die In Peace" is available in paperback.