I love the Rays. They have been my team since the Giants and White Sox and other teams were using us to get their own stadium deals. I still remember going to that sporting goods shop on the north side of Hillsborough (next to the boat place) and buying a purple-brimmed Devil Rays cap the first week they were available. It is still the only time in my life that I thought purple was the most beautiful color around.
And I love you guys. I really do. Especially those of you that really can’t stand me. You guys keep me honest.
But in the end, all I have ever wanted for this site was one place where you could find all the Rays news. Some of that news is good, some of it is bad, and a lot of it you don’t give a sh*t about. But in the end, it is ALL here and you guys get to decide what you want to learn about.
Occasionally I will interject my analysis and even more rarely, I will add my opinion. In the end, my goal has always been to give you the best information possible, and let YOU come to conclusions. And if that differs from mine, that is totally cool. In fact, it is encouraged. I can’t even count the number of times that my opinion on something has been altered by something that one of you guys wrote in the comments or sent me in an email.
I have been a teacher in the real world at different times. And a good teacher knows that they don’t know everything. And you guys keep me humble.
So thank you. Really. I am not very good at expressing that, but I do believe it.