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Rays thank fans in a variety of ways

An ad in the Tampa Bay Times from the team and Twitter messages from players cap the season that included playoffs for the first time since 2013.

The Rays showed their appreciation after a season that included their first playoff berth since 2013.

Here is a sampling, via Twitter and Instagram:

First, from the team, in an ad in Sunday’s Tampa Bay Times:

And among players, first from outfielder and team leader Kevin Kiermaier:

Then from Blake Snell:

From Ji-Man Choi, who still seems touched by the chanting of his name during Games 3 and 4:

Ji-Man Choi posted this message to fans on his Instagram account. [Instagram]

From 1B coach, and Tampa resident, Ozzie Timmons:

From infielder Brandon Lowe:

Brandon Lowe posted this message on his Instagram account. [Instagram]

From 3B coach Rodney Linares, who was new to the team this season:

From radio man Andy Freed:

And partner Dave Wills:

And Neil Solondz:

And the radio crew:

From the TV crew: