The Tampa Bay Rays dropped the “devil” from their name and redesigned their uniforms for 2008. The result: They had their first winning season, first division title and are headed into their first American League championship series.
Coincidence? I don’t think so.
The redesigned Tampa cap has a straight-ahead look that, to me, is more “big league” than its cartoonish predecessor. If there’s any more magic under these new caps, the Rays are going to need it against the Boston Red Sox.