Like I said, it's time for Tampa baseball fans to learn the meaning of suffering.

Maybe there's hope for McCain yet ...

Just so as not to tempt the baseball gods, let me add that the Rays, on the evidence of this series, are a more talented team than the Red Sox, that momentum is the next game's starting pitcher, and at this point there's every reason to have as much confidence in James Shields as you do in Josh Beckett. This could easily, easily, go the way of the Astros-Cards series in '05, where a stunning Game 5 comeback didn't carry over for the Cardinals.

But you never know, do you?

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