So this is who we play tomorrow? Ummmmm…. I know he’s supposed to be some super bad-ass or whatever, but really, I think the Rays are gonna have like….9 guys out there…….and some backup too.
I mean, maybe the gun is a little scary. But 2/3 of the Detroit Tigers carry guns and that didn’t go so bad.
Really he looks more like a 70’s porn star than a baseball team, but whatever. Just seems like a pretty lopsided deal. That’s all I’m saying.
In all seriousness, there’s no doubt that ALDS Game 1 is going to be a hell of a gunfight between two very talented pitchers……..but the smart money’s on this guy! GO RAYS!!!!!!
Huge CONGRATULATIONS to the Rays!! 2010 AL East Champs!!!
With the Yankmes loss today, the Rays had the division locked up. But they beat the Royals anyway so as not to back in, but to finish the season a game ahead of the perennial (ie: big-spender) powerhouses.
And yet, disrespected by the MLB and network TV. We just won the toughest division in baseball, and possibly the toughest of any division in all of major league sports. But we get the shitty day slot for our first two games? Terribly sorry, TBS/FOX/MLB, that we’re not more interesting to you. We’ll just quietly win this series, then maybe you’ll sleep through the ALCS, too.
Bring on Texas.
Seriously? No. No. Wait. No. Seriously?! Really, we’re going to drop two of three against Baltimore, then another against Kansas City, then another another racing toward disaster in Kansas City (game still in progress at press time…..but looking awful). Its not like the AL East is on the line or anything. Not a good idea to go into the playoffs with some momentum.
Pitchers: the idea is to keep the other team from hitting the ball wherever they want and scoring runs.
Batters: the idea is to use the wooden thing to strike the white, round, moving thing somewhere between the white lines but away from the nine fellas standing around out there. Got it? Grrrrreat. Now back to work. There’s either four weeks or one week of baseball left this year. Which is it gonna be?
Alas, my friends, it has finally come to pass…..
In the short time that “Below Average” or “No ‘M'” or whatever we’re calling this masterpiece-in-progress these days, it has been with only one voice that we tend to address our faithful minions. The fact of the matter, however, is that there are a few of us who contribute regularly for your reading pleasure (at this point you’re thinking “Why the hell can’t they be more consistent with their posts, then?”). And it was bound to happen that at some point there would be dissention even amongst our own Ray-loving, Yankme-hating ranks.
I am fiercely proud of my colleague for taking a bold, stupid-mouth stand against Longo and Price for making comments regarding fan attendance. See, it is this very ability for our opinions to differ that lends strength and creedence to not only our beloved site, but to the very nation we inhabit.
So thank you, Other Guy, for making ridiculous comments. For without ridiculousness, who would have ever invented the Pocket Fisherman, or allowed Will Ferrel to remake Land of the Lost? Without these bearings of wrongness, how would I even know when I was soooo right?
The thing is, dear fans, that I agree with Longo and Price. And I think it is unfortunate and maybe a little embarrassing to see a less-than-half filled stadium on the night of a possible playoff clinch. I don’t know what to do about it, or what causes it, just kinda disappointing, that’s all. But it’s ok for us internally here to disagree. And it’s ok for you fans out there to disagree with us, also, though we’ll likely make fun of you and call you names for doing so. Surely there is some equation relating the number of people in the Bay area to the number of seats in the stadium to the number of home games in a year…..then factored by differing ticket prices….then compared to tonight’s attendance with 20,000 free tickets handed out like so much Halloween candy…..but I’m not feeling up to it right now.
This was me 20 hours ago yelling “CLINCHYCLINCHYCLINCHYCLINCHYCLINCHYCLINCHYCLINCHY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”
Congrats Rays on making it to the playoffs 2 times in 3 years!! Back where we belong! Now bring it on home…..