The GBT – The Good, The Bad and The Telling sandwich, where The Bad is nice and lean and the The Telling is ripe.
THE GOOD: Ummm. The Rays had an opportunity to cut the lead to half a game. And we are supposed to come up with something “Good”? You try it.
THE BAD: Carpe Diem Fail. The Red Sox are serving up the Wild Card on a silver platter. They are begging the Rays to take it. The Rays have now lost 5 of their last 8 and are 4-5 on this 11-game road trip. Does that sound like a team making a push for the playoffs?
THE TELLING: The Rays have now scored 2 runs or less in 51 of their 155 games (32.9%). That is 3rd in the AL…Kyle Farnsworth could return Friday…For the second straight season, Rafael Soriano recorded the save to clinch the AL East.
THE JUNKYARD DOGS WEBTOPIA…
- There will be some free parking for Friday’s game. [TampaBay.com]
- The Tampa Chamber of Commerce is trying to figure out where money for a new stadium might come from. [TampaBay.com]
- Marc Topkin explains how Ben Zobrist’s daughter got her name. [TampaBay.com]
- Stadium Journey made a trip to the home ballpark of the Bowling Green Hot Rods. [Stadium Journey]