Congratulations, Tampa Bay Rays.
For as long as I’ve known you, you’ve been the whipping boys of the AL East. When my team (the Boston Red Sox) went in to play you, I felt a mixture of feelings – we want to sweep, because the Yankees are sweeping you and we want to keep up with them; but to make what had to be a miserable feeling for you even worse had me pitying you.
You did the best thing possible to remedy this; you got good, and you believed in yourselves. Such a turnaround, though! It is not an accident that you are where you are now. You got there through your own talent, determination, and effort.
World Series prediction: Rays in 5.