The first and only team in league history to start the season 0–6 and finish April with a winning record. The Team that made the Boston Red Sox go down in history as suffering the biggest collapse during the final month of the season in MLB history by giving up a 9 game lead in the American League Wild Card race at the beginning of September. The team that rejuvenated the term Amazing when associated with an MLB team
Fan #1: Did you see those Amazing Tampa Bay Rays make the play offs with the greatest comeback to clinch the wildcard in MLB history?
Fan #2: Yeah. The MLB commission felt so bad for Boston, having those bus signs promoting the Post Season with the Red Sox and all, they decided to add another Wildcard spot to help those crybabies out.
by TampaBay069yeah November 30, 2011
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The second team in MLB history to have the worst record in all of baseball in one season, and come back to win their division the next year. The Rays changed their name from the Devil Rays in 2007 and instantly became really good in 2008. They went on to the 2008 World Series, only to lose to the Philadelphia Phillies 4 games to 1.
With a solid starting rotation and one of the best lineups in the American League, the future of the Tampa Bay Rays looks bright.
by acablue January 10, 2009
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Formerly called the Tampa Bay Devil Rays, The "Rays" were a disappointing Major League Baseball franchise until 2008, when manager Joe Maddon and his baseball team with many young players suprised the whole league by clinching a spot in the 2008 Playoffs. They were better than their popular division rivals Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees. The Rays are 2008 American League Champions.

However, the team is virtually unknown to the United States because their games are not usually shown on national television.
"What is the team that is playing the Phillies in the World Series??"

"Oh, those are the surprising Tampa Bay Rays who finished from last place in 2007 to first place in 2008."
by Jeffreak October 24, 2008
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A Major League baseball franchise located in St. Petersburg, Florida
With their nucleus of young talent and skilled minor league players, the Tampa Bay Rays will be a force to be reckoned with in the coming years.
by Casey Peterson January 9, 2008
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A baseball franchise that continues to struggle despite bringing in Lou Piniella to manage the team for three seasons. For some reason professional franchises in the Tampa/St. Petersburg area have a difficult time setting a precedent for winning (e.g. Buccaneers and Lightning). Although this appears to be the case, both the Buccaneers and the Lightning won championships. The Devil Rays have the lowest payroll and will continue to have a difficult time winning on account of this as well as the management being ideal about the future. The Devil Rays will surpass the Kansas City Royals and Pittsburgh Pirates in the next few seasons, and could put together 70 wins depending on how well the youth progresses and whether or not an identity is established. Mind you the Devil Rays do play in one of the more difficult divisions. They were never blessed with much luck initially.
I really like the new Tampa Bay Devil Rays look, but I am not sure if they can pull together a .500 season. I guess we'll just have to wait and see what happens...
by Eddie Ewing October 2, 2005
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MLB team in St. Petersburgh , Florida. Stadium: Tropicana Field.

The Devil Rays exist for 3 reasons:

1. So that peolpe living in Florida who are origionaly from other states can see their team play in person without having to travel back to their home city.

2. So that other MLB teams can get some easy wins now and then

3. So people in the Tampa area would finaly stop bitching about not having an MLB team
1. He's origionaly from Cleveland, but he lives in Fort Meyes. He sure is glad he can still see the Tribe play by just driving up to Tampa.

2. If the Red Sox are going to make up some ground, they'll need some easy wins. It's a good thing they have a 4 game series vs the Tampa Bay Devil Rays next week!

3. Can you believe that Tropicana Field was built many years before the Devil Rays existed, because the Tampa area wanted an MLB team. Well they finaly got one, too bad it sucks.
by osu fan August 21, 2006
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1.A team that will never win a championship.

2.A team that can barely win a game period.
by Trust August 27, 2003
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