Good luck against Boston.
Good luck against Boston.
Not premature at all. It's the friggin' 3rd inning of game 4 and it's the Rays' 4th starter on the mound..
Is there really any doubt?
Yes. The Chicago White Sox are a good longball team and Sonnanstine is a bottom of the rotation pitcher.
The Rays are doing a great job, but this sort of thing is why I love baseball. It really doesn't do to assume.
I will congratulate Tampa myself, when the game is over. Not before.
What the OP in this thread did was the equivalent of pouring gatorade on the coach with 30 second left in regulation and a 1 possesion lead.
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Another round of champagne and beer giving the visiting clubhouse a great soaking...I love it! Let's see if the Red Sox complete their end of the deal tonight. A Rays-Red Sox series I could see going 7 hard fought games.
Sox needed to do a couple things to win this series:
a) timely hitting
b) lights out pitching
They only had a+b on c*
c= game three.
Rays played some great ball. I'm glad I got to go on Sunday. that was the most energetic crowd I've ever seen.
Go get em Rays
Congrats to the Rays NOW that they've ACTUALLY WON.
That said, it's beginning to look more and more like they'll be facing Anaheim, not Boston. My team's developing an astounding ability to find ways to not bring the runner home.
A big SCREW YOU to Justin Masterson and a big THANK YOU to Jed Lowrie later, it will be Boston after all.
Gotta say, Tampa is the stronger team on paper right now.
It's gonna be fun.Since other Division Series wasn’t over at the time, the Rays tried to say the appropriate things about how they didn’t care whether they played the Red Sox or the Angels.
But after Boston advanced to the AL Championship Series, it was obvious the Rays got what they wanted.
“Battle on, baby; it’s going to be a battle from day one,” Cliff Floyd said. “They hate us, we hate them, let’s go for it.”
Hoping for a good tight series. If one team or the other screws up and we get a short 4-5 game series I'm gonna feel short-changed. We're looking at the dawn of respectability for a long-standing Sox-Rays grudge match and I'd love to see it play out for the whole seven games with a whole lot of emotion on both sides.
Of course, I say that now. My blood pressure will probably disagree with me by game 3.
Wife's boss told her they had a special on-line lottery for tickets....in order to keep visiting team fans from getting tickets.
Is that part of the "new attitude" as well?
Man, do I *HATE* the Yankees!!!!!!
No, I think the notion that other teams' fans are not fans is very much part of the "old attitude." Sox and Yankee fans paid a significant portion of their teams' payroll during the bad times.
If they don't think their own fans would overwhelm out-of-town fans during the freakin' ALCS then either they or their fans don't quite get it yet.
The sawx fans in here are amusing.
There could be more Sox fans that I would hope there, but it would be from people who want to cash in with this economy and put their tickets on StubHub or whatever and try and get enough to pay their next 2 months mortgage payment. I would hope not but you know there will be. My point is that for the initial lottery sale Rays and Sox fans had the same chance to get tickets, slim and slimmer. The Rays didn't restrict ticket sales to people with local zip codes or area codes like the Bucs did in the playoffs.
Well done....you have thrown the White Sox into the washing basket, and even though the Red Sox are my favoured AL team I do wish your team luck in the ALCS.
"A hot dog at the ballgame beats roast beef at the Ritz." ~Humphrey Bogart
No matter how good you are, you're going to lose one-third of your games. No matter how bad you are you're going to win one-third of your games. It's the other third that makes the difference. ~Tommy Lasorda
Should be noticed that the Rays took on the old, tired, string-and-bubble-gum, without-their-best-hitter Chisox while the Sox took down what might have been the best team in the postseason on paper. They survived challenges that were a bit unequal, should be given consideration at least.