Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Rays named Organization of the Year by BaseballAmerica

The Tampa Bay Rays were named Organization of the Year by BaseballAmerica:
For an organization steeped in failure during its first 10 seasons, with its follies on the field paired with a lack of interest in the community and an embarrassing reputation within the game, the accomplishments of 2008 were a treasured starting—or starting over—point.

"Where we have come from and where we arrived at this particular point is almost unthinkable," Rays manager Joe Maddon said. "To get it done this quickly, it's powerful what we have done this year. And I know from my perspective, it's just the beginning."
The article, written by St. Pete Times beat writer Marc Topkin, is free to read.

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