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The Countdown to Opening Day began Thursday night, as Rays president Matt Silverman and Cy Young Award winner David Price joined Andy Freed and Dave Wills on 620 WDAE.
The portion of the program everybody in the room was waiting for with bated breath was the stadium issue.
When asked about the highly debated topic, Silverman reiterated Rays' owner Stu Sternberg who has said that the organization wants to remain in this community for years to come.
"I am encouraged that there is a lot of conversation and the conversation is taking place on both sides of the Bay and probably around dinner tables too," Silverman said. "It really talks about how important this team can be to the region, should be to the region and Stu (Sternberg) said it best in the meeting with the Hillsborough County Commission, we want to be here 15, 20 years.
"We want this to be a lasting institution in the Tampa Bay Area and one that everyone can be proud of. In order to do that, we're going to need a ball park, at some point, that is located in a superior location."
The AL Cy Young winner chimed in too, saying the empty stands gets talked about in the clubhouse and when the Trop is packed it impacts the players.
"When the stands are packed, my 93-94 turns into 96-97," Price said.
The stadium portion of the show can be listen to by clicking below:
However, that wasn't all that was discussed on the show. Stephanie Katz also joined Wills, Freed, and Neil Solondz to talk about the MLB Fan Cave Contest.
Katz, who is from Lakeland, is the Rays' contestant vying to be one of the MLB Cave Dwellers for the 2013 season.
The 22 year old, known as @SkittyKatz on twitter, is one of the architects of "Rodney's Archery Club," a group of fans supporting closer Fernando Rodney, who has over 1,100 followers so far on twitter.
Despite living 50 miles away from St. Pete, Katz makes the trip to Tropicana Field as much as possible and when she can't, she live tweets all the Rays' games as she listens to the radio broadcast or watches on TV.
She also participates in as many off the field activities with the team, including manager Joe Maddon's Thanksmas this past fall.
Stephanie is a fantastic representative of the Rays fan base and one all Tampa Bay residents can be proud of.
To send her into the next round, vote for Stephanie Katz HERE.
The FULL AUDIO of the one hour show can be found by clicking here, and don't forget to check out the PHOTO GALLERY from the event!