The Tampa Bay Rays have done it. Advancing 3 games to 1, they move onto the ALCS after a 6-2 victory in Chicago tonight. B.J. Upton was the catalyst, homering twice in this game before the White Sox could take a breath. Upton homered 3 times in the series in all, and we seem to recall saying that he’d have the biggest impact of any player in the series.
The White Sox go home. Ozzie Guillen can spend all offseason bittering away. One has to wonder, has Ken Griffey Jr. quietly played his final Major League game? Another team’s 2008 season is in the history books.
The Rays have a shot for immortality. This has turned from being a cinderella story we follow to simply wondering; is this a team of destiny? If Boston moves past the Angels later, this could very well be the last team that can keep the Red Sox from dynasty status. A lot of pressure for a group of young players like the Rays