If the good Lord had intended us to walk he wouldn't have invented roller-skates.
The Tampa Bay Rays last year were called the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. As Oilcan observed, they exorcised the devil and find themselves in the World Series in their 11th season in franchise history.
That was a good enough reason for me to root for them to win the AL, but I have to root against them in the World Series for the following 2 reasons:
1. They are an expansion team that is still pretty young. It just seems unstable for me to have a team win a World Series after only an 11 year wait when other teams have been waiting decades, perhaps even a century. Even the Cardinals win in 2006 was after a 24 year wait, after several "almosts."
2. They are an American League team. As any true baseball fan knows, the AL utilizes the "designated hitter," which means the pitcher doesn't have to bat. I've written about the instability of that foolishness before, so I'll spare you anything beyond the MLB's lunacy of having 2 different policies for the different leagues.
So, well done Rays, but I hope your ride ends tonight.