A simple poll. I want to know who everyone is rooting for (not necessarily who we think will win).
Are we as a community pulling for the Rays, a worst-to-first story filled with a young and likable cast of characters, many of whom project to be some of the game's brighter stars in years to come? They are responsible for many Boston fans gnashing their teeth.
Or are we throwing our support behind the Phillies, who field an MVP-caliber infield and are managed by the "aw shucks" good ol' boy Charlie Manuel? Several people on the site, including one of our esteemed moderators, think of Phillie as their second team. They are responsible for many New York (Mets) fans gnashing their teeth-- and knocked Manny Ramirez and Joe Torre out of the spotlight.
Rays RS/RA: 774-671
Phillies RS/RA: 799-680
Also! We already know that everyone's #1 team is the Cleveland Indians. There's no need to say "C. The Indians, lol"
The 2008 World Series
The Tampa Bay Rays (69 votes)
The Philadelphia Phillies (49 votes)
118 total votes