Or maybe only about a day and a half now. I finally found a new Rays hat at Wal-Mart for only $9.95, so of course I bought it, along with a second new Rays shirt. I should have those-at least a shirt-at Rays FanFest, which again is this Saturday, February 23. That date in 1996, when I was 8 years old, I took a Friday off from school to go with my family to Disney World in Orlando. It’s still the only time I’ve ever been there, but it was very entertaining, even when I thought I would fall off Space Mountain. So from one attraction to another, 12 years later, it’s time for Rays FanFest at Tropicana Field. I’ll be looking to get my rookie cards of various Rays players signed, as well as checking out the clubhouse, Hall of Fame exhibits, and maybe some of the panel discussions. And the food, if it doesn’t run me into bankruptcy. At least parking and admission are free, which is one of a myriad of reasons that all Tampa Bay Rays fans should attend. This season should definitely be the best one ever for this franchise at it ascends up the ladder in the direction of the New York/Boston Glass Ceiling, and for a little more optimism, here is a Fantasy Baseball preview for the 2008 Rays that gives some good projections for certain players. So I’ll see everyone at FanFest, with commentary and pictures to be posted here following the event. Until then, go Rays.