Rays raise MLB postseason celebration game to a new level

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When the No. 1 seed in a Major League Baseball postseason bracket wins its series to advance, it’s worth celebrating a bit, right? But when it’s the Tampa Bay Rays taking down their biggest rivals in the AL East division, the New York Yankees, it’s worth savoring every minute of the experience, even in a fan-free neutral site stadium far from their fans back in Florida.

First, let’s remember the reason the Rays were euphoric about putting away the Yankees in their Game 5 win:

French poetry pic.twitter.com/8MxtGf1kMC

— Tampa Bay Rays (@RaysBaseball) October 10, 2020

Don’t laugh, baseball poetry is totally a thing, on and off the diamond. And Mike Brosseau‘s solo home run in the eighth inning provided the margin Tampa Bay needed to win the elimination game 2-1. Players watching from home liked what they saw too:

What a damn game! What a game. Couldn’t think of a more perfectly dramatic way for it to end. Post season baseball at its finest! Great performances all over the field today from both teams. @RaysBaseball @Yankees

— Trevor Bauer (@BauerOutage) October 10, 2020

Postgame, the Rays immediately got into the spirit of things

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