Rays Fans: Can You Hear Us Now?

Posted: 17th February 2010 by kyle koletic in MLB
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After the conclusion of the 2008 World Series, Tampa Bay Rays Manager Joe Maddon went on his honeymoon with his new wife. Before he left, he told reporters that he was really hoping to see someone, somewhere in Europe wearing Rays gear. Most know the story; he ran into a vacationing fan from the Bay area wearing a new Rays hat. This signified to Maddon, as well as the team and the fan base, that the Rays had come around as a franchise, and had begun to plant to the seeds of success. This past season the Rays won 84 games, and were it not for the magical 2008 season it would have been the most successful season in club history. It also shows 2008 was no fluke, and the Rays are a legit threat to the traditional AL East powers. However, not even two years of success has brought fans to the t ...

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