The Bombers have shown they can win against any team in the league consistently. . . that is, with the minor exception of teams they are likely to face in the playoffs.
I love the way the team is playing post A-Rod. However in order for me to truly think this year is different than the prior 7, I need to see convincing wins against the teams that pose a potential threat to and in the playoffs. In my mind, those teams are the Angels, Red Sox, and The Rays.
This is a big series for the Rays given where they stand right now and will likely bring a playoff-like mentality to the 3 gamer. If we can take 2 out of 3 now, in Tampa, I'm one step closer to believing.
Side note - great HOF inductions.