I just want to thank everybody. I want to thank the fans. I want to thank everyone for all of the support this season. We had so much fun. How electric this park was and even just going around town and seeing how everyone was responding to what was going on with our team, to me, it was so gratifying. It felt so good. I’m very thankful for that.
I didn’t want to leave without saying thank you to all the fans. Not only the ones at the field, but all over St. Pete and Tampa. Every time you went to a grocery store, a pharmacy, a drive through, or a restaurant, they were always there supporting the Rays. It feels so good to know that this team has such a huge backing.
And the great thing about it is, we came from the bottom to the top, and I know they feel that growth with us. It’s so cool to share this experience that we have been so privileged to have experienced with everyone here — St. Pete, Tampa, the whole state of Florida. Because everywhere I go, I hear nice things about this team. So I just wanted to tell everyone how thankful I am.