After the Tampa Bay Rays won the ALCS, the editor at Deadspin asked us if we would write a post for their site explaining what the World Series means to us. We received numerous emails and comments either thanking or congratulating us (thanks to everybody for the kind words). Our favorite was easily this one from a writer that goes by the handle “Reasonable Doubt” from some hockey blog we have never heard of [Ed. note: Lots of NSFW ahead]…
As someone who (like you) grew up in Tampa, went to a Big Ten school, got an advanced degree, and is a huge Rays fan, I just have to say thank you…for cocking up the one opportunity you get to show the people who view Deadspin that we’re not all douchebag bandwagoners who know nothing about the sport.
How is it possible that someone who no longer lives in the area can write such an insanely uninformative and unfunny preview, including failing to name ONE (ONE!!!) player, and, oh by the way, pretending to be in a strip club. What kind of horrific excuse for a blogger are you? You’ve been blogging about this team for how long? And you couldn’t pull one actual fact out of your ass about the team?
In a single incredibly badly-written article, you have managed to not only reinforce the notion that the fanbase is a bunch of useless, pathetic assholes that need to be bitchslapped, but you’ve actually made us look worse than the Massholes that inhabit the many sports blogs around.
Thanks a lot, asshole. Die in a fire.
Let that be a lesson to everybody. Never admit that you have have only been a Rays fan for 11 years. It will confirm to everybody that we are indeed “bandwagon” fans that know nothing about the team. And never joke about the stereotype that Tampa is nothing but a bunch of strip clubs. All of the readers at Deadspin might actually think it is true.
Is it just us, or does “Reasonable Doubt” sound exactly like all the Red Sox fans (that he claims to hate) that were trolling this site during the ALCS?
Now if you will excuse us, we are going to change the batteries in our smoke detectors and replace the fire extinguisher that the dog emptied last time she got drunk.
Where My Team Stands: Tampa Bay Rays [Deadspin]