Regardless of what happens the rest of the way, it was a memorable year for the Tampa Bay Rays in 2019, despite all the drama swirling around their future.
It was six years and a manager ago when the Rays played meaningful games in October. With so many talented players winding up on other teams, it sure seemed longer.
But when that final out was registered in Toronto on Friday night that clinch Tampa Bay’s spot – the frustrations eased way. The young team celebrated without restraint their achievement – hopefully with more rewards awaiting them.
Congratulations to the Rays – in my book, you’re winners.