It’s that scary. Just gash the right arm, Freddy. That would spice things up. Anything’s better than the reality of Team Stu right now.
But all that happens after every frightening game is Joe Maddon smiles and smiles and smiles some more. Today he reminded Sun Sports viewers that all the Rays are trying so darn hard and, per Maddon, that’s at the core of the nightmare.
Of course, one could make the case that if the Rays are trying so hard and are so dialed in during the opening homestand yet can’t hit the ball, then they’re just a bunch of overrated hitters with an ineffective batting coach.
It’s just nearly impossible not to be depressed, even though logic says the Rays are going to win a pile of games.
When the only guy hitting won’t be in town next season, it all feels like Christmas came last week and nothing was under the tree.