Tampa Bay Rays Manager Joe Maddon was kicking himself just before leaving town for not coming up with a fitting travel theme for last weeks trek to D.C. and Philly. In retrospect, the Rays crafted one on the fly: Survivor: Mid-Atlantic.
It seems like ages ago that the Rays began their nine-game road trip, given the amount of drama and unexpected developments that accompanied them in the nations capital and City of Not-So-Brotherly Love.
But they made it through a gauntlet of challenges in surprisingly decent shape and jetted off to Kansas City for a three-game set starting Monday fresh on the heels of Sundays impressive doubleheader sweep of the Phillies, 3-2 and 7-3.
Its only been a week since the team arrived in Washington amid a flurry of bad news. First, there was the Monday announcement that team offensive and defensive leader Evan Longoria had suffered a setback in his rehab assignment, clouding the timetable for his return from a partially torn hamstring
And then there w...