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…..