It was the year of the Rayhawk hairstyle, a sometimes-blue flop of hair down the middle of an otherwise shaved head. The Tampa Bay Rays had just dropped the “Devil” from the team name, and cowbell was all the rage. Plus, fans could actually pack into Tropicana Field (remember seeing live sports?)
The Tampa Bay Rays entered the World Series for the first time in franchise history in October of 2008 after defeating the Boston Red Sox in the American League baseball championship series. Rays fever seized Tampa Bay as the team advanced to face the Philadelphia Phillies.
Ultimately, the Rays lost the World Series during game five. Still, it was a memorable run. Here are some snapshots of the historic season.
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