Monday, October 20, 2008

Yes! Let's Hear it for the Boys!

[Tampa Bay Rays' Willy Aybar (right) high-fives teammates after his 7th inning solo home run against the Boston Red Sox in Game 7 of the ALCS. Photo courtesy of Reuters.]

It took 7 games and got pretty scary at times, but that last one was everything it was supposed to be: a tight contest with each team sending an elite power pitcher to the mound, concluding with a classic underdog story: the Tampa Bay Rays beating the defending world champion Boston Red Sox 3-1 and winning their first American League pennant. From worst to first. Yes, indeed. That's what baseball's all about.
Congratulations to the young Floridian team and best of luck in the World Series.

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