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. 🙂

Image credits: Joe Maddon, Associated Press via Yahoo Sports | Big League Stew

About V. T. Eric Layton

vtel57, Nocturnal Slacker

2 responses »

  1. Eric,

    Trust me, Carl Crawford is going to have a TERRIFIC off-season … and the next 6 off-seasons after it. He’s going to get $140+ million over the next 7 years and it doesn’t matter what he does. No one at the Red Sox will hold him accountable for it, he’ll rake it in anyway. He’s laughing all the way to the bank.

    The only people who may be upset about that are Red Sox fans, but neither Carl nor the team really give a shit what they think. They don’t need to give a crap about the fans. They haven’t in years, and it doesn’t seem as though they ever will.

    • I’m know a few Red Sox fans. It’s funny, but they all sound pretty much as you do in the above post. And you’re right about Carl. He got his. Sadly, baseball is a business, like any other. It’s all about the bottom line these days. They only cater to the fans inasmuch as that’s part of the their profit base. As the years go by though, professional sports teams rely less and less on actual fans at the events and more on marketing and other profit-producing methods. Sad. But hey… Das Kapitalizm, Komrade. 😉

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