I think I speak for a lot of small market team fans, when I say that a lot of fans from those teams, are absolutely loving how the Rays are doing.
As an A's fan, I check continually how the Rays are doing for several reasons. I like the "Build from within" from the farm system that small market teams have to do, and am enjoying the cinderella story that is unfolding with the Rays.
The bullys of the east, are not looking so tough now, and we all have the Rays to thank for that. You guys will enjoy rooting for this team for years, as I have the A's because they are being built the right way.
Just a "Woooo Hoooo" thrown out to you Rays fans from an A's fan.