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Don't be so quick to criticize bandwagon fans

The Rays are criticized for having bandwagon fans, but what's so noble about flocking to see a loser? Story

Updated: October 23, 2008, 4:29 PM ET
By Jemele Hill | Page 2

When the cameras panned the Rays' games during the ALCS, they zeroed in on a group of young ladies wearing Rays halter tops, who, unless they started cheering for Tampa Bay as embryos, it's safe to assume they probably weren't lifelong fans.

Surely, you've noticed Rays fans have multiplied like Gremlins since Tampa Bay disposed of the Red Sox and advanced to the World Series. It doesn't make Rays fans less authentic. In fact, it makes them more real.

During the regular ...

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