I live in the Tampa Bay area, follow the Rays very closely, and still can’t really tell you how they’ve managed to win more than they lose in recent years.  The team has been a little down so far this season, 9½ games behind the Bronx Bombers at this particular point in time in the always tough AL East, suffered through a lot of key injuries, but somehow stay above .500…….how?  What makes this even more inconceivable is that they continue to do it with one of the lowest team payrolls in all of baseball……this season $64.6M (6th lowest in MLB).  They also have to play in Tropicana Field, no doubt the worst MLB ballpark with its outdated non-retractable dome and drab warehouse atmosphere.  Because “The Trop” is located away from the area’s major population center in Tampa, fan support is poor (29th out of 30 teams in average attendance). …

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