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No More Monkeys On Our Backs

In the last two weeks, the Tampa Bay Rays won a game (two, actually, in a row) in Cleveland, the Rays got their very own no-hitter.

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And after last night's as-close-as-you-can-get-to-a-playoff-atmosphere-in-August victory over the Yankees, they broke an 11-game won a game Friday losing streak.  That's right, before last night, the Rays hadn't won on a Friday since May.

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Now hopefully we can enjoy the excitement of the stretch run without having to listen to the "Rays are the first/last/only team to..." nonsense.

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Photographs by cstreet.us, thelastminute, turtlemom nancy , fesek, kthypryn, justinwright, sue_elias, pointnshoot, and scrapstothefuture used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.