Rays are going to the playoffs! Yankees should take notes.

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Tampa Bay RaysThe Tampa Bay Rays are a win away from clinching their first playoff berth in team history. With a record of 91-61, the Rays lead the AL East by 1.5 games over the defending World Series Champs the Boston Red Sox. Joe Maddon, the team’s manager, has done wonders with a lineup that was ignored before the season, but are now the Cinderella story of MLB for the 2008 season.

On the other hand, the Yankees, with their usual inflated salaries, are 7.5 games out of the Wild Card with a record of 83-71, without a miracle, the storied franchise will miss the post-season for the time in 13 seasons. The Steinbrenners, Hank and George, need to find a new formula, star players+ high salaries does not = championships, but selfless, hardworking players will give you a fighting chance. Hopefully, for their sakes, the opening of the new Yankee Stadium will bring good fortunes for years to come. The highest paid team in the league will be watching the playoffs at home just like the rest of us, must suck to be a Yankees fan this year.

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