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Champagne-soaked Rays savor ALDS triumph

Updated: October 7, 2008, 2:25 AM ET
By Jim Caple | ESPN.com

CHICAGO -- Just in case Michael Phelps needs any more marketing concepts, Tampa Bay first baseman Carlos Pena has one. Champagne goggles.

"We had seen other teams celebrate, and we knew about the eye goggles. But some of us overlooked the eye goggles and how necessary they were," Pena said of Tampa Bay's first-ever celebration two weeks ago when it finally clinched a postseason spot.

Lesson learned, experienced gained. After the Rays' series-clinching victory over ...

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