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Rays are latest addition to pantheon of miracle teams

The AL champion Tampa Bay Rays are the latest addition to the pantheon of miracle sports teams. Story

Updated: October 22, 2008, 2:53 PM ET
By David Schoenfield and Thomas Neumann | Page 2

At the start of the season, the Tampa Bay Rays were 80-1 long shots to win the World Series.

So, if you had bet $100 with your favorite illegal offshore betting Web site legal wagering outlet in the state of Nevada, you would be in line to win $8,000.

Alas, you didn't do that -- which is why the Rays can fairly be referred to as a miracle team. They've become just the third team to reach the World Series after 10 or more consecutive losing seasons. Only one team has advanced ...

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