Can you feel the excitement in Tampa Bay for the Rays?
by, 07-03-2008 at 09:14 AM (469 Views)
Being a Marlins fan I sort of know what the Tampa Bay Rays fans are going through. In 2003 we had a young team, a small payroll and a cinderella season winning the World Series over the Yankees in 6 games. That season was even more improbable by the fact that the Marlins were 19.5 games under .500 when Jack McKeon took over and began our ascension to the top.
In some ways the Rays season is better than that of the Marlins. While the Marlins rise was a complete surprise the Rays have been at or near the top all season and only now are people starting to believe this team is for real. The best record in baseball for the second lowest payroll in baseball. That is fantastic. Even though I'm not a Tampa Bay Rays fan it's pretty exciting. Hopefully they can finish the job.