Champions!

September 27, 2008 at 3:16 am | Posted in Baseball, Rays | 1 Comment

The impossible dream has come true!  The Tampa Bay Rays are officially the 2008 American League East Division Champions!  Just one year ago, they finished the season with the worst record in all of Major League Baseball.  Today, they can call themselves champions of the best division in baseball, having triumphed over the two teams with the highest payrolls in baseball (the Red Sox and Yankees), the team with the best pitching in baseball (the Blue Jays), and of course, the team with the orangest uniforms in baseball (the Orioles).

We have to thank the New York Yankees, who beat the Red Sox tonight, 19-8, after the Rays lost to the Detroit Tigers earlier in the night.  The Yankees win clinched the division for the Rays.  I can’t wait for the playoffs to start next week!  Bring on the White Sox or the Twins!

In honor of the Rays’ achievement, I have updated the graphics on this site.  Prince Fielder is gone, replaced by Don Mattingly and Evan Longoria, the two players whose cards I most enjoy collecting, and a Rays championship banner.  I wish Prince good luck as I am rooting for the Brewers to win the N.L. Wild Card.  I would love to see a Tampa Bay vs. Milwaukee World Series…

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  1. Congrats, anything we can do that puts the Red Sox in a position for an early playoff exit is our pleasure. Good luck in the playoffs. It’s been nice seeing some of the younger guys playing. Depending on what the brass decides to do, I think we’ll have a competitive team next year. I think the AL East/Wildcard race next year will be even closer.


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