There's always been a belief that when people in New York decide to ride off into the sunset and retire, they head to Florida. That could a big reason why attendance is higher and Tropicana Field is louder when the Yankees and Rays play in Tampa Bay. The Yankees clinched the American League East and the Rays failed to make the playoffs, so why not please the older folks that still read the paper copy of the news and were once in New York?
The byline for the Yankees' recap article on the Times' site says "Times wire", so they are publishing newswire articles on the site and this point being the top story in Tampa. Not many of the teams were successful, so for the next few weeks I could be covering a beat and team reporting on disappointing performances throughout.
High school football started to headline on Monday night, so there is a chance that athletes younger than me will be the top stories in Tampa for sports. It makes me feel old, but it's always fun to pay attention to the stars of tomorrow.