For a moment, it seemed as if the advent of modern technology doomed the Rays.
Johnny Damon hit what looked to be a seventh-inning grand slam to give the Rays a lead after a not-so Complete Game Shields like outing.
But no! Instant replay, which many fans heavily lobbied Bud Bad Hair to include to help out umps, came back to bite. Game tied instead.
Damon’s blast was not a home run, after the umps studied instant replay. Then, with a chance to redeem himself in the in the eighth, Matt Joyce was nailed at the plate with the potential go-ahead run to end the inning as Damon held the bat in his hands.
It didn’t take long for Damon to end the game.
On the first pitch of the bottom of the ninth, Damon nailed a line drive to right and this time, umps would need no instant replay, unless to study how many rows deep the ball landed in the right field seats.
Joe is of the mind that Kyle Farnsworth was the Rays best free agent signing in the offseason.
Today, Damon made his pitch that he was the best signing by the Rays.