Sternberg takes over Rays, fires GM LaMar

Updated: October 6, 2005, 6:56 PM ET
Associated Press

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- New York investor Stuart Sternberg took control of the Tampa Bay Devil Rays from founding owner Vince Naimoli on Thursday, promising better days ahead for a franchise that's finished last in seven of its eight seasons.

The first order of business was to fire general manager Chuck LaMar, who had been with the franchise since its inception. Assistant GM Scott Proefrock and player personnel director Cam Bonifay also were dismissed.

"The time has come for ...

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