It took more than seven hours, but the Rays finally prevailed in the 18th inning over the Orioles and it took a David DeJesus single to get the job done. And when it was over there was ruckus, that included Chewbacca and Gene Simmons from KISS. Seriously…

Here is Chewbacca…

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And here is Gene Simmons…

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  1. Rob says:

    It's 2:30 AM and I just got home from the game. Exciting stuff. Have to say I was really worried when Hellickson came in, but he was superb.

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  2. Dean says:

    Had to go to bed at 12:30 a.m. Just watched the finish on TiVo this morning.

    Wow. Just wow. I'm on fumes.

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  3. Ken says:

    Is this the turn around game? I hope so. For nearly two months the Rays also seemed to be running on fumes. Ditto for this fan. I had become so disillusioned with the lackluster play and the managerial "faux pas" moves that I donated the balance of my season tix to a youth group. I stopped posting on this site shortly afterward. Honestly, I had given up.
    Doubt is such an insidious psychic state. It is disabling. It seemed to be running rampant throughout Rays nation, both the team and the fans showing the wear and tear of its presence. I would check on a game lately and, sure enough, watch the Rays either fail to deliver the crucial hit or pitch. Off would go the Radio or TV.
    Again last night I decided to take a peak only to watch McGee give up the lead. For whatever reason I kept the game on. I snarled, screamed at the screen, begged for a run, slumped then pumped. Then, boom, base hit by DeJesus, game time honey.
    Again, was that the turn around game? For a team that seems to rely on group energy and Karma, maybe so.
    Go Rays, I just bought tickets for Sunday's game. I'm through doubting. Destiny is not a reason, it's an explanation.

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    • CharlieRay says:

      Disillusioned? Season ticket holder? Rays Fan? Give me a BREAK. Let me tell you my FAIR WEATHERED FRIEND you're missing a great season again and the only good thing you did was to donate your seats to the kids. Maybe they will grow up to love the game. We welcome you back and hope you remember that if you think they need to win all the games they would have to win 162 of them, This is a great team and a great Manager with a very limited budget and has had this team at or near the top with a winning season for the last 6. You only get to say "Go Rays" if you mean it.

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      • Sarah says:

        Thanks, Charlieray!

        While I share Ken's sense that the Rays have been frustrating at times this year, let's remember that there are many fans around the country who would be envious of Rays fans, who have watched their team play meaningful September games nearly every year from 2008.

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      • bbmern says:

        Way to go Charlieray. That is why we have had such low attendance during these last crucial weeks of our season. It's the people who give up on our Rays! Faithful fans do not give up and continue going to games. I was at the game last night and had to leave after the 12th inning because my daughter had to work the next day...otherwise I would have stayed until the end. I watched the thrilling end at home. Who could sleep?

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  4. Mr. Smith 1980 says:

    I set my DVR to record 3 hours beyond the scheduled end of the game (1:00 am) like I always do. I fell asleep in the 12th. Then when I woke up this morning I turned the game on immediately only to find that I only got to see through the 14th... so frustrating.
    Thanks to FS1 I'm up to speed on how it ended, but super frustrated that I didn't get to watch it.

    This game could be the moment that wakes the sleeping giant and catapults the Rays to clinching the 1st wildcard...

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  5. mp645 says:

    The early part of the game was exciting. Archer yelling for Molina to run. One of the only times I have seen Hickey smiling. TV said Molina got a standing ovation for the run!. He doesn't get much credit and he gets beaten up with some very bad pitches nightly. He also got hit in the ehad with a bat.

    I only dozed off for the 16th and 17th innings and woke up for the entire 18th! What a game. I did groan when Helly was called in and thought "the jig is up". WOW what a game....

    So glad that I have Sunday and Monday tickets...see you at the trop.

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