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After ten terrible seasons, the Devil Rays' management decided to shake up their image. Before the 2008 season they changed their logo, name, and team colors. They considered completely different names such as the Wave and the Thunder but decided for a softer break from the past, keeping the name that had been used as a short form of their name, while changing the focus and interpretation from scary looking fish with satanic name to something connoting sunshine and light.

In their first season with their new name, the Rays won the American League pennant. However the new name, and even the team's new success, did not bring significant numbers of extra fans to the game, as the two Florida teams remain among the least supported teams in Major League Baseball.

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The Devil Ray is a fish that inhabits the waters around Tampa Bay and is known for its ferocity.

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The press thought it was a bad image to have "DEVIL" in their name! The press runs the country you know! They even got their guy elected president!

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The Devil Rays became the Rays starting in the 2008 season.

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They were Originally known as the Tampa Bay Devil Rays.

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That is the original name.

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