"Now, what is this site about, how Joe Torre ruined pitchers' arms? Is that it?"
-Michael Kay, August 18, 2009

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Thank you, Rays

The dragon has been slayed! The Rays were able to fight the Red Sox momentum and beat them 3-1 to advance to the World Series.

The two Red Sox fans in my room haven't said a word in minutes and I have the biggest smirk on my face. I haven't felt this good about October baseball in a few years. This is a great feeling. I'm very happy for them.

Let's go Rays!!!


kongon said...

It was satisfying just to see the Sox get dethroned and have a taste of humble pie -- something the Yankees have had to experience too many times in recent years!

While this game 7 lacked any classic moment like a walk-off, it did have a relatively nice battle of the pitchers and bullpens. The baseball gods teased us and made it all go all the way, making sure that the Rays earned their way into the Fall Classic. I'm looking forward to their matchup with the Phillies. It's going to be good.

Also, could the Rays PLEASE find something original for their rally cry? Cowbells, white hankies/towels, and other things are too much of a "trademark" with...well, too many other teams. I associate the (lone) cowbell with the Bleacher Creatures, for instance.

Andrew Fletcher said...

Winning is too new to them. They don't know how to react.

This was a very tense game and at times I was getting as nervous as I would for a Yankees playoff game. October in its entirety has been very bizarre for me.

Not Third Place said...

Talking about me behind my internet, I see. Straight class. ;)

Andrew Fletcher said...

You'd feel the exact same way had the situation been reversed.

http://janeheller.mlblogs.com said...

I'm with Andrew. I was so tense it was like the Yankees were playing. I totally deluded myself! But seriously, how nasty is David Price's stuff?

not third place said...

Absolutely not. Yes, I root against the Yankees, but I don't get giddy like a little school girl about it. the extent to which it's taken by many Yankees fans is just absurd, that they'd be happier to see the Red Sox lose than their own team win. I also hate the Rays because they are a division rival, so I wouldn't have been happy either way with a Rays/Yankees ALCS. I'm going to root for the Rays in the World Series, but not by a very large margin, to be honest.

Andrew Fletcher said...

Please Mike. You never heard of those who say, "My favorite teams are the Red Sox and whomever's playing the Yankees?" It works both ways, whether you want to admit to it or not.

Mike said...

Firs, thanks for telling me how I feel, that's good. Second, obviously I know of that saying and those t-shirts (which just about every team has now anyway). This situation is like a half-exception. If the Yankees and Rays were in the ALCS, I would much rather see the Rays win, that's obvious and i'm not denying that. My point is that I would not be all head-over-heels for the Rays and riding Longoria's dick like you (I understand he's a Hudson Valley-er for you, but still). To say that I would act the same way is absurd and overly-presumptuous. I guess you just get more pleasure out of seeing other people lose/suffer than seeing a success on your side... You're completely satisfied with the baseball season now that the Red Sox are out, despite the Yankees' dismal performance, and that's pathetic.

Andrew Fletcher said...

You don't understand how these last few years have been to Yankees fans. It's like the world has been flipped upside down.

To say that I get more pleasure out of someone else's loss than a win for my team is pretty ridiculous as well. I obviously wish the Yankees were in this position, but things didn't work out.

Watching the Red Sox advance to the World Series these last couple of times has been awful, especially with cocky fans like you know who screaming nonsense after their victory last year.

Anonymous said...

To quote the great philosopher Rodney King, "can't we all (Yankees and Red Sox fans, that is)just get along"

raven said...

Yankees and Red Sox fans get along?
What a horror!

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