Late last night, it was announced that the Rays would be arriving back in St. Pete at 10 PM. For it being a last minute announcement late on a Sunday night, how many people would actually show up? As it turns out, a heck of a lot. Erik Hahmann and Tommy Rancel were both there, and here are a couple of their Twitter observations and videos:
TRancel It's a little loud in here
ehahmann It is PACKED at the airport waiting for Rays to land
ehahmann A "TAMPA!" "Bay!" chant has erupted at the airport
ehahmann Now a Yankees Suck chant has erupted. Nice.
Joe Maddon, Evan Longoria, and David Price spoke to the crowd, and numerous Rays signed autographs and gave high-fives to the fans. I love that something this great can happen so spontaneously.
And from the Chosen One, Reid:
reidbrignac That was awesome. We just got home and there was thousands of people waiting for us. Thanks to all the fans