Going into the season the idea of the Tampa Bay Rays even sniffing .500 was laughable.
And here we are, September 4th... the Rays have done more than sniff it.
They are the best team in baseball.
That still looks odd.
I've been a snob towards Tampa all year and now I am just being a jerk.
But the Rays, who had never won 71 games in a season prior to this one, have 84 this season with most of a month to play.
The Rays could go 0-25 the rest of the way and Maddon would STILL be the unanimous pick for manager of the year.
Here's hoping he does go 0-25.