Last night the Tampa Bay Rays pulled off what will most assuredly become a legendary comeback to beat the NY Yankees in the bottom of the 12th inning at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, FL. Simultaneously, the Boston Red Sox cap off a legendary end-season collapse. Is it just me, or do the BoSox seem to fade a bit toward the end of each season. 😉
I would like to take this time and place to post a sincere thank you to one of my all-time favorite teams, the Baltimore Orioles. Last night, the Os, with nothing to gain by winning anything this late in their lost season, showed what the heart of true contender really looks like. They never gave up. The never gave any mercy. They didn’t even collapse in fear when Boston sent their closing thug… er, I mean pitcher, Jonathon Papelbon, to the mound. The Os drove on relentlessly… and eventually overcame Boston in the bottom of the ninth.
I want to thank the Os for having the heart of a champion and eliminating the Rays’ need to face the BoSox in a Wildcard tie-breaker game. Thanks to the Baltimore Orioles, the Rays can take a day off and then head to Texas to battle the Rangers for a chance to play further into October.
Hey Phillies! Y’all watch out now. Joe and the Rays are coming for you. We want a rematch! We want to smoke your asses in 4 straight this time!
This is why I LOVE BASEBALL! 🙂
P.S. Hey Manny… don’t you wish you hadn’t been smokin’ that shit in the beginning of the season. You could be here right now, man. We miss you!
P.P.S. Hey Carl… have a nice off-season. 🙂