The Rays' magic number to clinch a playoff spot a mere 1-- which means a victory over the Minnesota Twins this afternoon translates into a punched ticket to Major Leaguer Baseball's post-season. If that sounds kind of bizarre, it is -- the Rays have bumbled along for 10 years of consistent losing until this year.
A miracle season has the Rays in first place in their division, ahead of the defending World Champion Boston Red Sox and monster-payroll-salaried New York Yankees.
Back in June, I pledged to bike a 100 miles on the day after the Rays clinched a playoff spot and visit every Dunkin' Donuts store I could along the way since the donut stores have a delicious promotion that allows any one to walk into a Dunkin' Donuts store after a Rays win and get a free donut.
Well, Sunday could be the day! And today, I paid a little visit to one of my favorite stores -- this Dunkin' Donuts store on Busch Avenue near Busch Gardens.
The Dunkin' employees at the Busch Avenue store near 30th Street are getting their donut store cleaned and buffed up for the big day!