August was a month of concern, and September was 30 days of panic. Did you really think the Rays would allow you to breathe easier in October?

C'mon, these guys don't play that way. The Rangers? They've had a 12-game winning streak. The Tigers have, too. The Rays are lucky if they go 12 days without a crisis.

It is, in part, what you love about this team. It is the Rays' pluck. It is their lack of fear. It is the way they play baseball on a high wire above a pool of sharks.