Posted on: August 19, 2008 4:24 pm

Sox, Rays, Yanks and the A.L. East

So here it is.  September is creeping up and the Rays are holding strong.  I am still having a tough time with the reality of them maybe winning the division.  Since their inception, they have bean putrid, but here we are, 4 1/2 up and with the 2nd best winning percentage in the majors (only a single game in the loss column for the best).  I just can't seem to get used to checking how they did each day.  Or is the bigger story the Yankees on the verge of falling into fourth?  At the close of last season, this seemed unlikely, but again here we are.

So what do people think?  Do the Rays hold on?  Will the Sox catch them and the Yanks pull one of their amazing rebound Septembers and snatch the wild card.  It would be sad for Tampa fans if after leading the whole way, they tanked in September (will they make a last minute big signing?).  But September is when things happen.  Just look at the Mets and Rockies last season.  I don't know what to think, I just know it will feel weird if there is no potential for a Sox-Yanks meeting in the playoffs.  But maybe it's time for a Rays-Cubs...........

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