Dear Elijah Dukes,

Though it might be tempting to ring the local Morning Zoo
, perhaps someone else would be a more effective at championing your cause? (mp3, link courtesy The Feed)

(Dukes has yet to feature in Tampa’s Tuesday night / Wednesday morning clash with the Diamondbacks, a game currently entering the 10th inning with an 8-8 deadlock. The visiting Devil Rays failed to maintain an 8-2 lead, the big blow thus far coming on Tony Clark’s pinch hit 2 HR homer off Al Reyes in the last of the 9th. )