An interview with Shields and Pena
Starter, first baseman get ready to be part of Rays history
James, just talk about your thoughts of 24 hours away from throwing the first playoff pitch in this franchise's history?JAMES SHIELDS: You know what, the past couple days I really haven't been thinking about too much. You know, I've been getting asked a lot of questions today. You know, I'm excited. I mean, this is an amazing feeling. The year we had this year with our team has been absolutely amazing. The guys we have in our clubhouse have been amazing. You know, I'm just looking forward to tomorrow, and hopefully to continue on to the World Series. Carlos, this team has the opportunity to set the tone with the first two games at home here. I know you want to focus on one game at a time, one pitch at a time, but really, how exciting is this opportunity? CARLOS PENA: We are extremely excited. This is something that we always, you know, personally always dreamed of it, just to be in this position. I know everyone in that clubhouse has. So we know this is actually a dream come true for us. So we won't lie. We're extremely excited. We're thrilled to be here.
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