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There is something special about playoff baseball!  The Rays won the AL East and hosted the Texas Rangers for the first two games of the ALDS series.  There was certainly a "buzz" in the Tampa Bay area, as we tried to cheer our team on!  Unfortunately, the Rangers, behind pitching sensation, Cliff Lee, took game 1.  Before the game, many of the Rangers players, including Josh Hamilton and Michael Young came over to talk and take pictures with my grandsons.  They could not have been nicer and more relaxed!  Also got to share a few words with Hall of Famer, Nolan Ryan.  The Rays really struggled with the bats and were unable to put up any runs in game 2.  Tampa left the Trop down 0-2 in the series.  You have to give lots of credit to Joe Maddon and the entire Rays team for rallying together and for finding a way to sneak out a victory in Texas in game 3.  The bats started to come alive, and the Rays looked like AL East Champions, as they pulled out Game 4, 5-2.  I can't wait for Game 5 at the Trop on Tuesday night.  It will be electric, as it will be a rematch of Game 1 - Lee vs Price!  It will be "Awesome Baby!"  Go Rays!

DICK VITALE

Quote of the Week

"Villanova coach Jay Wright is putting together a Hall of Fame resume."

  -Dick Vitale