It has been our contention that the Rays season has to be more insulting to the Orioles and the Blue Jays, than to the Red Sox and Yankees. In a division where opportunities to break through are rare, the O’s and Jays have long hoped to be the team that would finally break the stranglehold that the two Evil Empires held over the AL East. Instead it was the Tampa Bay Friggin’ Devil Rays. That has to really sting.
And in the same season, the Orioles’ favored son is seen wearing a Rays jersey in Tropicana Field, throwing out the first pitch in the middle of a pennant race. HAHAHAHAHAHAHA….err, we mean, that’s awful.
We would love to use the “pulled the plug” analogy, but the Orioles’ season has been dead for a while now. All the above picture does is add insult to a franchise that hasn’t had a winning season since before the Rays were born.
Ripken was in town to finalize the purchase of the Vero Beach Devil Rays by The Ripken Group. The high-A, Florida State League franchise will be moved to Port Charlotte next season.
Rays, Ripken join to buy Class A team [MLB]