When the Rays began the game against the White Sox at chilly Comiskey Park, the team was much more akin to the Devil Rays. Manny Bay bolted the area in a way (Devil) Rays fans were reminded of the immortal Juan Guzman era.
Somewhere, Roberto Alomar was laughing.
But for Rays fans, all of that changed around the time Big Game Shields was chased tonight, looking a lot more like No Game Shields of 2010 than Big Game of 2009 or of last week.
Suddenly, the Rays showed up. Taking advantage of White Sox miscues and getting solid relief pitching, the Rays rallied for the win.
On a Friday no less!
Joe just can’t believe the range of emotions he had today. From the morning disgust of a Connie Chung offense to the (ahem) retirement of Manny Bay (for some reason Joe was not shocked), to the never-give-up attitude of the Rays late in the game.
Friday’s result gave Joe hope. And he didn’t need the use of pregnancy pills to boost his mood either.