What can Joe say about a game when the most interesting part was seeing Merlot Joe going all Billy Martin and trying to toss all four umps after he himself got run, then Merlot Joe made a curtain call to get in some more choice words?
Joe hopes the good Rays skipper would save those choice words for his players and a special member of his staff whose name matches a veteran local sports scribe.
It’s back to the 2011 version of the Devil Rays (sigh). Jeff Niemann channeled his inner No Game Shields and gave up a couple of first inning homers to put the Rays in a bad hole early.
Joe kept hoping that somehow the Rays would find their bats like Friday night and rally, and it seemed that may take place until the second run was waived and Merlot Joe put on a little show.
After that it sure seemed inevitable what the result would be.
Four hits. Four hits!
Oh, look: the good people of Chicago packed Comiskey Park on a rare, gorgeous April afternoon of 82 degrees, some 23,000 filed into the Sox southside shrine. Joe’s willing to walk out on a limb and guess not one word of lousy attendance will be uttered on The Score or AM1000 tomorrow. Or on BSPN tonight in between their breathless gushing over the serial adulterer Eldrick Woods, as if he’s Brooklyn Decker wearing some slinky number, who played in The Munsters today.