Perfect Father's Day Gift: A Walk Through Tampa Bay Sports History

With Father's Day coming up this weekend, I'm sure there are many people out there scrambling to still find the right present for your ol' man. If you are, you might want to consider going to this weekend's exhibit at the Tampa Bay History Center: "Sports in Tampa Bay." From their website:

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Sports in Tampa Bay recounts teams and players from Tampa's past, highlighting spring training stars, Super Bowl champions and college stand-outs. Tampa Bay's modern sports franchises are also celebrated, with memorabilia from the Tampa Bay Rays, Lightning and Buccaneers, as well as personal items from some of Tampa's home-grown sports heroes.

In addition to the Buc's Vince Lombardi trophy and the Rays' ALCS trophy, the exhibit will include Lou Piniella's World Series trophy, Tino Martinez's Silver Slugger award, and line up-cards from the Rays' 2008 World Series run.

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It sounds like we finally know where Evan Longoria's missing hat is. I wonder if they'll also have Johnny Gomes' sombrero or David Price's pink dress? And seriously, I really hope there's some great "Hit Show" material in there -- that was one of the finer moments in the Devil Rays' history. Maybe they'll have Greg Vaughn's missing talent?

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Dads will receive free admission to this exhibit on both Saturday and Sunday, so this could be one of the cheapest -- yet most fun -- Father's Day presents yet. All it takes is a simple, "Don't worry Dad, I'll drive," and you're on your way.

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