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01/31/08 5:50 PM ET

Rays host Hot Stove Show on Monday

Baldelli, Friedman to appear on 'Countdown to Opening Day'

ST. PETERSBURG -- The Rays' Hot Stove Radio Show, "Countdown to Opening Day," kicks off live from the St. Pete Ale House on Monday at 7 p.m. ET on 620-AM WDAE.

The first show will feature Rays executive vice president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman and outfielder Rocco Baldelli, who will be available for a brief autograph session.

"Countdown to Opening Day" is an hour-long show and will air each Monday through Spring Training, with the final show on March 24. The show will include live interviews with Rays players, coaches and staff, with live listener call-ins.

Rays radio broadcasters Andy Freed and Dave Wills will host the program. The show will also be available via podcast on raysbaseball.com.

The Ale House is located at 7901 Martin Luther King St. N., St. Petersburg.

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