No, your eyes are not deceiving you. Those are real, actual people who filled Tropicana Field down in St. Petersburg this afternoon, to watch their beloved Tampa Bay Devil Rays defeat the Chicago White Sox 6-4 in game one of their American League Divisional Series.
October 02, 2008
Rays fans. 36,041 of them. At one game! They're not unicorns. They do exist. Who knew?
Needless to say, attendance records in Tampa were obliterated today. 36,041 fans is about 532 more than the Rays saw in their first nine years of existence. Well done, Rays fans, well done.
A full house at the Trop. Can't say I ever thought I'd live to see that one.