"Rays fans don't deserve this. They don't. The Rays were 645-972 (.399) from 1998 to 2007, so I've been hearing a lot about the "long suffering" Rays fans. That's not suffering. The Phillies were 1,752-2,941 (.373) from 1918 to 1948. They've won one World Series in 125 years. Now that's suffering. If the Rays lose, Rays fans will shrug their shoulders and continue their lives. Phillies fans will be crushed. If the Rays win, Rays fans will shrug their shoulders and continue their lives. Phillies fans will party like it's 1983."