Oh man….this should be a good one! We want to hear your best captions for this! The best one wins…we’re not sure yet…
UPDATE: This is also today’s “Two Minute Hate”!
The Rays went into Texas and took care of business! Everything turned around yesterday from the previous games. Pitching got in good order behind Garza and Davis. Defense looked like the Rays we know and love. And, maybe most importantly, the bats woke up!!
The series now tied at 2-2, we come back to the Trop for the all-important game 5.
Fantastic road trip guys! Thank you thank you thank you for bringing the series back home! One more battle with these Rangers, then marching on to fight the Evil Empire…..
Yes, I know the Rays won last night. I know that their bats FINALLY seem to have come alive again. I know that if anybody can win three straight and come back from an 0-2 deficit in the postseason, it’s the Tampa Bay Rays. But, I also know that if a certain opposing pitcher throws first pitch strikes 65% of the time, and a certain team can’t hit the damn ball…YOU SWING AT THE FIRST PITCH! JESUS CHRIST! I mean…the odds are in your favor at that point! When, you stand there and watch a strike blow right past you and you act like you’re suprised…Joe Maddon shoud be able to come out of the dugout and bitch-slap you! I won’t even get started on the called third strike tangent!
Listen….if you don’t think you can win, then please do not fly to Texas. Just quit now and stay home. Give them the last game and let them rest up for the next series. Take all the money spent on chartering a plane and staying in a hotel and give it to Crawford in cash. And all of you chip in a few extra hundred thousand a piece also. Use that money to beg, bribe, or whatever you can to get Carl to stay so you can make a run at it next year.
I’m dead serious about this. You’re playing like there’s no way you can win. Not a damn ounce of focus or inspiration. Pitching sucks. Batting sucks. For the first time in three years the defense sucks. I mean this: DO NOT GO TO TEXAS if you’re only this good. Just go to the fucking Bishop and drink the off-season away. Do not waste another dime of Sternberg’s money on travel expenses if you all finished the season last week.
On the other hand….if you can win…and win in Texas….and win three in a row…THEN GO DO IT!!! No goddamn excuses. No bullshit errors. No weak ass batting. Guess what? The whole league figured out you can hit fastballs. That’s why you haven’t seen a good one in 2 months. Please learn to get the bat on something else. Like right now!
Either show up big-time, or don’t fucking bother to show up at all.