How Sweet It Is

We make it a point to celebrate really hard, because we know that’s what being grateful is all about. We celebrate because it’s a way of saying thanks, and everyone here feels blessed to be at this point, to be in this position now. This is obviously special to every player on this team, every single member of this family.

We are even happier because we get to celebrate together. You know what, tonight — this game and this celebration — is one of the best moments of my life. It’s one of the best moments of my career, the best moment of my career. And it can only get better, so I’m extremely excited.

Our celebrations have gotten better each time out, we make it a point to get better. We’re getting used to this celebrating and we like it. We want more.

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CONGRADULATION CARLOS, AND TO ALL THE RAYS KEEP ON HAVING FUN , ENJOY EVERY MOMENT! I WANT TO THANK YOU FOR THE MOST ENJOYMENT I HAVE EVER HAD ROOTING FOR A TEAM , THE TROP HAS BEEN ELECTRIC. AFTER SUPPORTING THE RAYS SINCE THE FIRST EXIBITION GAME 10 YEARS AGO THIS HAS BEEN PHENOMINAL. BEST OF ALL YOU GUYS ARE GREAT GUYS. NOT ALL THE RAYS IN THE PAST HAD BEEN QUALITY PEOPLE . APPRECIATE JOE MADDON I DON’T THINK YOU WILL EVER PLAY FOR A BETTER MANAGER, OR BETTER PERSON – HEY CAREFULL ON THE DUGOUT DANCE I AM AFRAID YOU ARE GOING TO PULL SOMETHING – VINCE

Congratulations on a great game tonight! You guys played awesome and everyone here in the Tampa Bay area is excited for the ALCS! Celebrate tonight you guys deserve it šŸ™‚

Great game and series out of you and the Rays. Now on to the ALCS (games sold out in 25 minutes, by the way). Keep it up and we’ll go all the way.Brentonhttp://braverays.mlblogs.com

Cheers to the Rays!!! Tears of joy and champagne are flowing in my house again tonight. It never gets old does it?

Awesome Game Carlos, your hits made the dream come true.
I will not see you guys at the airport, the Rays are discouraging the fans from showing up at St. Pete/Clearwater becuase of the time of the mrning you guys will arrive at the airport.
Bummer, but that is okay……………we can all party a bit harder after the next series win at home.
Congrats again to you and all the guys. All of you need to give Joe a fantastic wedding gift, because he is taking you on your own honeymoon right now through the playoffs.

Go get ’em Guys!!!!!!!

Rays Renegade

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What’s going on Carlos, Its Keith (Carlos Pena Fan Club). Hey man, congrats on beating the White Sox. Here’s to ya’ll beating the Red Sox.

Congrats on the much well deserved win! Since my Twins lost the central division to the White Sox, I decided if there was one team in the league who I felt deserved to go all the way it was the Tampa Bay Rays. Great job getting over this first hurdle and my well wishes are with you and your team in taking down the Boston Red Sox. You deserve it.

– a Minnesota Twins fan

Congrats Guys!!! Been a fan since Rothschild was the Manager. You guys are a honor to watch! ALCS Now Baby!

Thanks for a great year!

Mark

Melbourne, FL.

Congrats Carlos! You guys did great, I knew you would pull it off. There’s no doubt in my mind you guys will do great against the Red Sox, you have all season long. Just know you guys have made your fans happy enough as it is, no matter what happens here on out. And since the games are already sold out, my family and I will be sporting our Rays gear and ringing our cowbells at home. GO RAYS!! #1 baby.

Congratulations, Carlos! You and the rest of the Rays are doing wonderfully! It’s so exciting to watch you guys play and do so well. It’s also great to know that you guys are so happy with yourselves and your accomplishments. That’s just awesome! Have a great time in the ALCS!
GO RAYS!

Way to go Carlos and the whole RAYS team! It was exciting and a great joy to see y’all win! Thank you for representing the Tampa Bay area so well.

Congrats Carlos and the gang, been waiting 10 years for this to happen – can’t afford the ticket but I got a TV – We are so proud of you guys, what an opportunity, wish we could share in person but you are in our hearts. GO RAYS

Congrats Carlos to you and Joe and the team!! What an unbelievable ride this has been for all of you from worst to first! This is truly a special moment in time to be cherished. Know that your fans completely support you and believe you can go ALL THE WAY baby! Knock ’em dead! By the way, I’ve got your at bat song as my cell phone ring tone, love it.

Hey, Carlos!
What an awesome season!
I have always been mostly a football fan, but the Rays have converted me!
My husband and I don’t miss a game. Thanks for making baseball fun and exciting again!
You WILL go all the way, and win the World Series!

I am a die hard White Sox fan through and through. I am still very proud of my team and what they accomplished this year. I have to say, though, the Rays are a fantastic team. I wish you the best of luck throughout the rest of the postseason. I hope you guys go all the way and win the World Series. You deserve it!

I just wanted to take the time this morning to thank the TB Rays for such an exciting year. You guys are an inspiration on what team work is all about. You guys play with so much heart and soul and it really shows on the field. I appreciate all of your hard work and you should be extremely proud of yourselves and how far you have come. You all have such a strong bond and I feel honored to be a fan of the TB RAYS. Keep up the hard work. You guys deserve the title of the World Series Champions and you will get it!!! Good luck with the next series. Thank you so much!!! Sheila

Go out there and obliterate the Red Sox! You guys are a great team.
– an Angels fan

Querido Carlos enhorabuena! los Latinos estamos muy orgullosos de nuestros Rays, Gracias por tan bellas emociones ustedes lo dan todo Alma y Corazon y por ser un hombre con tanta calidad humana se percive en tus palabras y acciones Gracias por llevarnos a la gloria el Universo esta sonriendo este dia.ARRIBA LOS TAMPA BAY RAYS!!

Hi Carlos,

Just wanted to let you know that the Rays are great and my family and I have stuck by you guys from the get go. We went to Fridays game and had a blast the atmospere was amazing.

Just thought you could share with the team there are some disappointed fans that could not get tickets to the upcoming game. Take a look at tbo.com. I was one of them as well. We would have really enjoyed watching you guys sweep the Red Soxs. But unfortunetly we will have to watch it on TV.

We will be there with our cow bells cheering you guys on.

GO RAYS!!!

Carlos, congrats on a great ALDS series win. I am so proud to be a Rays fan and am really impressed with the poise the team played with in the series. I’m looking forward to the ALCS series and will see you at the Trop and at Fenway Park (I can’t resist traveling with my team for this historic journey). Keep on keepin’ real.

Go Rays!

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CARLOS! RAYS!
Oooohhhh…. I wish I was there celebrating with you all with the champaigne spaying all over, FUN!!!!

It’s a blast of a ride this year! Keep it going guys! All The Way!
I haven’t had a mohawk since High school and I’m gonna keep my long locks of hair all over. But, I’ve been around cheering when few were. I’m so glad more fans have come out of hiding to support you. I don’t want the RAYS to go anywhere!!!! You guys are staying HERE in St. Petersburg, Florida or there’ll be a little redhead kicking and screaming and believe me I’m much more ferocious than I look!!!! So, now that you all know that You Can’t Move Away, let me TELL YOU RAYS WHERE YOU GUYS ARE GOING- TO THE WORLD SERIES!!!!

YEAH!!!! High kick, cartwheel, front flip, back flip, back flip, spin, spin spin, getting a bit dizzy, cheering, and doing it all over again!!
Have fun RAYS!
See ya in St. Pete! xo

HEY CARLOS!
Keep On Dancing!!!! Enjoy every momment!
šŸ™‚

Guys, I love baseball and football equally, but if I had to break the tie it would be in support of baseball, the Great American sport. To explain further, there is just a special magic with baseball! Some games have that magic more strongly than others; take for example this years All Star Game! We all saw it; that game never wanted to end! There was magic going on there, Big Time! I felt it and got those goosebumps and all. There’s also so much history with the sport and some of the old stadiums.
Anyways, the magic of baseball is strong this year and the baseball GODS are on your side!
Good Luck!!!!
Go Enjoy The Ride To Become The Next WORLD SERIES CHAMPIONS!!!!
RAYS 2008!!

“May The Force Be With You.”
The FORCE is with you RAYS!
Enjoy the Ride!!!!
2008 World Series Champions – Tampa Bay Rays!
Captain Joe #70, you’re GREAT!

Congrats Carlos and Team,

We are so proud of you guys in St. Pete!

GO RAYS enjoy being a WINNER, it’s only the beginning.

The Penalizer!!!! Carlos you are the MAN!!!!!!! Im so proud of you and for the Rays!!! You deserved to win everything!!!!..
I like the dancing!!
Go Rays!!!!
Go Carlos!!!!!

Congratulations Carlos and the Rays!!!! It is so exciting. I have been a baseball fan since the mid 60’s as a kid and remember the 69 Mets. This is more exciting! I was in the Tampa Bay area since the team first started and this year feels AMAZING!! Go Rays! Beat the Red Soxs!!!!

Carlos,

Wonderful excitement this season (so far). A true baseball lover has to be having the time of his life this year (and I am). BTW, I PREDICTED last November, in my barbershop in Bradenton, in front of tons of customers, that the Rays would win the AL East. Most people thought I was insane, but somewhere inside, I KNEW. I have made another prediction as well, about a month and a half ago. Some people STILL don’t BELIEVE. I’m a lifelong Red Sox fan, so I’m gonna enjoy this series, and I’m gonna enjoy the World Series, because I’m convinced this Rays team is the real deal and will go all the way. KEEP THE FAITH!!

Congrats Carlos! My family and I have been big fans of yours since you were a Tiger and we are so excited to see you and the Rays doing well!!! We’re all cheering for the Rays to win it all!!!! Good luck šŸ™‚

Yo CP,

Holy macaroni, what a game! I was acting out Grant’s between pitch actions just to stay calm while he was pitching to Jr….And, you guys did it!! The Rays are four wins away from the World Champoinship Series.—–

What season. If you guys lose four straight, it will still be one of the best baseball seasons of my life. A baseball community was born and mlb history written. St Pete/ Tampa baseball will never be the same!—–

Now lets get this thing done, so we can once and for all run the Sox fans out of the Trop. The Trop is our house now and no one comes to our house and pushes us around!

Rayfan922

Congratulations Carlos and the entire Ray’s team. My husband and I are new Ray fans this season. We have been avid Eric Hinske fans since his rookie year and have followed his career. We have enjoyed watching this season and getting to “know” all the wonderful young talent on the Tampa team. Keep up the great work, and keep the faith in everything you do!!
Converted fans from Ontario Canada.

Great job Carlos! I know you can take the world series!

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!! We can’t even describe how happy we are for you guys!!!!! We have been screaming this whole night!!! We an amazing team you guys are and we could not ask for a better group of players!!! Can’t wait to cheer you all on as loud as we can when you guys are back at the Trop for the Championship Series!! You guys are simply AMAZING!! May the magic continue!!! GO RAYS!!!!! XOXO!!

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