All I have been hearing is that no one will tune in to watch the Rays. Here's my question, again: Worst-to-first success stories (particularly ones who didn't "star-import" their way to success like the Celtics) are among the most compelling in all of sports. How has the entire nation not adopted this team as their own? If the locals won't do it, why not make them America's Team? -- D.S.
UPDATE: Longoria! (No, seriously: I know I can't apply LDS performance to award ballots, but in addition to locking up AL Rookie of the Year, is it insane to promote Longoria for AL MVP? He's at least in the conversation, right? Not ludicrous, right?)