Not over yet, but it doesn't look like Boston has enough fight back tonight so I'll be a bit hypocritical and beat the rush.
Congrats to the Rays. Not, perhaps, to some of their hyper-whiney-little-kid bandwagon fans who don't know how to handle the novelty of rooting for a good team, and certainly not to their media, but the Rays themselves, the 25 guys on the field and their manager, are undeniably one heck of a baseball team.
I hope if the score holds up the Rays go all the way -- it would be a heck of a story and would show all the small-market whiners what can be done if their GM's stopped moaning about money and started actually executing their jobs, which is compensation enough for the humiliation my team had to go through to get it to this point since a shows lot of whiny Orioles, Jays, Royals, and other fans who like to scream small market oppression they need to shut up about Boston's advantages now and take a looooong look at what your GM pulled off here, which realistically any GM could do and most of them far more easily thanks to Tampa's tiny season ticket base.
I've been saying 1967 Sox all year when I look at this team, and here they are, just like I thought they'd be, and with no parallel to the franchise-altering injury to Tony C to gum the works up. Barring the inevitable equalizing luck, this franchise has some bright years ahead of it
All I can say is Philly better play like their lives depended on it.