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A Premium Season Guide For The Tampa Bay Rays

If you're one of the many Rays fans saying to yourself, "My goodness, start the season already", you're not alone. Spring Training drags on for what feels like decades, and we've hit the doldrums with full force. Thankfully, though, a new distraction just got released today: The Process Report 2011, the definitive guidebook to the 2011 Rays.

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Or at least, I think TPR11 is the definitive guidebook - I'm biased, though, since I helped write the thing. Written by a collection of Rays writers, TPR11 includes a forward by Jonah Keri, a wide collection of essays on the Rays, and full-page profiles on all the players currently on the 40-man roster (plus some). It's written in a style that makes it accessible and enjoyable for both casual fans and hardcore saberists, and the visuals are professional grade.

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Also, the content for TPR11 was written with the intent of providing fans with a deeper breadth of knowledge about the Rays, and to help make watching them all the more enjoyable. The information is meant to be applicable all season long, so if you're ever watching a game and want to know Jeff Niemann's pitch repetoire or Evan Longoria's batted ball tendencies, you can flip open to their profiles and find the answers.

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If you'd like more info about TPR11 or would like to read some unbiased reviews, check out these two pages: information and reviews. And if you'd like to purchase a copy, go here for the PDF or here for a paperback copy.

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Photographs by cstreet.us, thelastminute, turtlemom nancy , fesek, kthypryn, justinwright, sue_elias, pointnshoot, and scrapstothefuture used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.