Whatever happens, it's good to see people in the seats and being excited about baseball in Tampa. With the funky mascot and the indoor stadium, interest in the team was really slow, understandably so, to catch on. But this team is good and there's reason to believe that they can stay hot. I'd love to see the rivaly between them and the Sox last *late* into the season.
I'll go a step further and say I'd love to see the Yankees make a surge and make it a three-way dance. If the AL Central teams stay hot, I'd love to see the Yanks, Sox, and Rays all duke it out for a sole postseason slot.
You'll get one. Ricciardi has already planted some seeds named Eric Hinske and Felipe Lopez, and as soon as he deals Mondesi for young pitching (which will happen, oh yes it will), the Jays will really be in line to be the No.