When the news broke that Curt Schilling would be willing to play for the Tampa Bay Devil Rays in 2008, RJ Anderson of DRays Bay, wrote a one-line post.
I am Nostradamus!
We are not sure if he predicted that Schilling would be OK with playing with the Rays or maybe he predicted Hitler would invade Poland. Either way, Mr. Anderson was not content with his new lofty status of being able to predict that Schilling would make another outlandish statement.
Mr. Anderson followed that up with a second post yesterday titled “Tampa Fans Are Morons: 256th Edition“. We could not find the previous 255 editions, but apparently Mr. Anderson, on 256 different occasions has come up with reasons why you (and we) are “morons”.
So what was the 256th reason? Apparently if you, like us, doubt that Curt Schilling is going to pitch for the Rays in 2008, you are a moron. Or maybe you just think it is a bad idea to give a 41-year old pitcher that is 7-5 this season, a $10+ million contract for one season. Be careful. That makes you a moron.
Checking out Topkin’s Schilling piece and I decided to check out the comments; expecting some slobbering Red Sox goobers saying how the Rays can’t afford him and so on. Instead I’ve come to reassure that a percent of Tampa fans are bloody morons:
That’s right folks. A Devil Rays FanSite thinks that Devil Rays fans are morons. A blog written by Devil Rays fans, just insulted Devil Rays fans.
But he doesn’t stop there. Not satisfied with just insulting Devil Rays fans, Mr. Anderson goes on to insult every person that lives in the Tampa-St. Pete area.
Is it the water or something? If you live here for a certain time your brain turns to mush?
No he didn’t! Oh yes. Yes he did. Apparently Mr. Anderson is now saying that living in the Tampa area turns your brain “to mush”. Nothing like alienating your demographic.
Then again Mr. Anderson is the same gentleman that told us last year that Rocco Baldelli is not injury-prone.
And we are the morons?
RJ Anderson has responded to this post HERE.
Let me address a few of his comments/concerns…
we also know he knew that we were joking about the whole “seeing the future” joke, but this did not stop Mr. Gaines.
This is his first comment and I honestly have no idea what he is talking about. Anybody?
it makes you a moron when you say something like “NOOOOOO!” then turn around and bitch about the DRO not spending money,
The guy that said “NOOOOOOO!” did not bitch about the DRO not spending money as far as I can tell. If he did, show me. and even then, would it be so strange to think think that money needs to be spent AND have an opinion on where it should and should not be spent?
“That’s why you gotta love this site, it honestly has a nice collection of some of the most intelligent Rays fans around, even in disagreement it’s never stupid reasoning or lacking presentation.”
I did not touch this statement in my original post even though this is one of the most offensive. Mr. Anderson is implying that only readers of DRays Bay are intelligent. Everybody else must therefore be a moron.
Oh nice one Corky, bringing up a year and two injuries ago, that’s the way to prove a point, nicely done. Also as I’ve stated in the past guys like “Jason from Tampa” who called in and said trade Price; those are bloody morons, I will not apologize for that take. I have nothing against Gaines, but I couldn’t help but laugh when I saw Joe Aiello in the comments add this:
Like I mentioned last year. There were 64 injuries before that. And yes, saying “trade Price” is moronic, but that was not one of your examples. And if somebody did say that, it does not imply that “Tampa Fans Are Morons” as Mr. Anderson so elequently stated.
Schilling Wants To Be A Devil Ray? [DRays Bay]
Tampa Fans Are Morons: 256th Edition [DRays Bay]
Some Schilling Love [tampabay.com]
The Hangover: Curt Schilling Just Want You To Talk About Him [Rays Index]
Why The Hate For Rocco? [DRaysBay]