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Rays fan dies after Tuesday night's game

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ARLINGTON -- According to The Dallas Morning News, Jay Wolf, a 24-year-old Tampa man, was struck and killed by a car around midnight following Tuesday night's Rays-Rangers game. Wolf was walking along Interstate 30 near Ballpark Way.

Wolf was a Rays fan, who grew up in Tampa and lived in Austin. Rays manager Joe Maddon was visibly moved about the news prior to Wednesday night's game as he read the following statement to reporters:

"Last night after our game, a young man by the name of Jay Wolf had driven up here from Austin. He's a graduate of Plant High School. Apparently right here near the ballpark after the game, he was walking and got struck by a car and was killed. It was just an awful tragedy.

"We just want to send out our sincere condolences. My goodness, it has to be awful being a parent or a grandparent. It's just a really tough day. So our thoughts and prayers go back to the people in Tampa, to the Wolf family. It's an awful moment. I wanted to acknowledge that today."

Bill Chastain is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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