Evan Longoria Discusses The Rays 9-2 Opening Day Victory

The Rays have struggled in the past against Blue Jays knuckleballer R.A. Dickey. The Rays Evan Longoria talks about how it was rewarding to get to him early.

Although he is naturally happy with the outcome of today’s game he says the team still has to put the “pedal to the metal and the nose to the grindstone and keep going out there trying to win”

Finally, just because the Rays have had recent success against the Blue Jays it doesn’t take anything away from them as a ballclub. He admits that at times they have felt like a “thorn in their side.”

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