The Rays weren't always baseball darlings. Let's travel back to 2001, when the team was threatened with contraction.
Ten years ago, they packed up the bats and balls and went home for the winter, wiping out the World Series and alienating millions.
Not only is this the most memorable in 100 years of baseball, this postseason will top any in sports history.
Extra Point/ESPN Sportsbeat Sept. 15-30, 2002