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Devil Rays in the Details

Well, kids, get your Rays gear on, because if this series goes five games, that means no Cliff Lee or David Price in Game 1 of the ALCS. Which we can now talk about freely without jinxing anything! (Again, not that I believe in any of that jinx stuff, of course).

Anyway, they’ll always be the Devil Rays to me; I was so annoyed when their silly name change actually worked. But I’ll be pulling for ’em today.

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1 Emma Span   ~  Oct 10, 2010 1:27 pm

Plus, of course, a Rays-Yanks ALCS was my pre-season pick... and George W. Bush is at the game rooting for Texas, so, yeah. Go Rays go!

2 Just Fair   ~  Oct 10, 2010 1:31 pm

This is a nice, quick read about Robbie. Go Rays. I think. : /

3 Just Fair   ~  Oct 10, 2010 1:34 pm

Can't anybody play defense any more? Oy!

4 Emma Span   ~  Oct 10, 2010 1:41 pm

Ah, I was hoping for a nice offensive explosion there, but I guess it's not gonna be that easy

5 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 10, 2010 2:11 pm

I don't want the Rays and their suddenly analytical fans to get back in this; go Rangers.

6 Alex Belth   ~  Oct 10, 2010 2:34 pm

I'm for the Rays too. Got to want that Game 5. It's crazy that we've got to wait until Friday for the next game. Talk about cockamamie.

7 Just Fair   ~  Oct 10, 2010 2:53 pm

Stupid Rangers. Stupid Rays.

8 thelarmis   ~  Oct 10, 2010 2:53 pm

[2] thanks for that link.

longo, who's not running well, is hitting just fine. 5-zip devil fishes...

9 rbj   ~  Oct 10, 2010 3:40 pm

Come on Tampa, don't let them back in.

10 thelarmis   ~  Oct 10, 2010 3:58 pm

yet another hit for longoria. leadoff double in teh 8th...

11 thelarmis   ~  Oct 10, 2010 4:40 pm

price & lee will both be pitching on tuesday!

again, with conrad at 2nd base. damn. he should be at 3rd, with infante at 2nd. i don't get it... 2 on, no one out, here in hotlanta...

12 RIYank   ~  Oct 10, 2010 4:41 pm

Okay, good, a Game Five in TB.
Can't hoit.

13 thelarmis   ~  Oct 10, 2010 4:51 pm

[12] how was the gig?!?!?! i hope he played well and was happy with it.

14 RIYank   ~  Oct 10, 2010 6:14 pm

Hey thanks, man!
Yes, it went well. Everything was great, except I think I got food poisoning. Not horrible, just a rather painful stomach ache. (I think it was the food, not the drummer, although you never know what a fiendish backbeat can do.)

15 The Hawk   ~  Oct 10, 2010 6:50 pm

The Devil Rays name was part of that unfortunate trend where sports teams had to pick "scary" names for a while. Like The Raptors, the Diamondbacks, what else? There were a few. Oh you are an intimidating sports franchise!

I'm glad they changed it.

16 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 10, 2010 9:40 pm

I am rooting for Texas because the familiarity of playing the Rays 18 times has bred contempt. Also, George Bush endears them to me.

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