Frankly, it was descpicable even before tonight’s 7-2 win against the nasty Sox. What kind of baseball town turns its back on its team when its playing well and very alive mathematically?
Have the stats geeks ruined baseball so much that their data and odds are powerful enough to strip the fundamental hope that should be in every fan when his team has a shot in September? Apparently so. Joe never would have believed the Rays-Sox tonight would only draw 18,000+.
The Rays sit five back in the loss column to the Sox with 19 games to play. It’s doable. Even the BSPN baseball crew was hyping the race after the game and not ripping attendance.
When Wade Davis breaks off a complete game like he did tonight, you know the baseball gods are smiling upon this team. And throw in John Jaso’s three-run homer and him draining the Sox bullpen with a one swing of the bat, and something divine is happening.
Somebody start up the bandwagon. If you can find it.