Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Stop the Presses!!! Tampa Bay Rays in First Place in AL East

Hell hasn't frozen over but they are going through a cold snap. The Tampa Bay Rays (formerly known as the Tampa Bay Devil Rays) have won six games in a row including a 2-1 11-inning victory over the New York Yankees last night. The Rays are now 23-16 and now have a ½ game lead over the Boston Red Sox in the AL East. OK, it's May 14th and much can go south between now and the end of September. But this is the latest the Rays have been in first in the history of their franchise. Even if the Rays don't go to the postseason this franchise has turned the corner. They've come a long way since I predicted they would win the World Series two years ago and ended up with the worst record in MLB. These aren't your older brother's Rays.

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