Monday, October 20, 2008

Rays to World Series

I just moved to Florida a few months ago, so I can hardly claim to be a Rays fan. But their run to the World Series is pretty remarkable for a team with a $43 million payroll, second-lowest in MLB, and only one-third as large as the Red Sox.

I'm not a Red Sox hater -- they have a great organization and a fun team to watch. But can we finally put to rest the notion that they're an "underdog" team? They reside in one of baseball's best markets, and consistently have a top-5 payroll. I know they're not the Evil Empire, but let's be honest. The real underdogs showed up in this ALCS.

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