Joe is back with his postgame thoughts…
Vince Lombardi once famously spoke of how winning isn’t everything; it’s the only thing.”
Joe agrees. It is why games are played. Even so, with a 5-3 win over the Royals, it’s hard to get giddy over a win when it may be so costly.
In the top of the fifth with one out, Eric Hosmer drilled Rays pitcher Alex Cobb in the head with a line drive and the righty had to be hauled off on a stretcher to Bayfront Medical Center.
Per Twitters from others, including teammate David Price, Cobb was conscious the entire time and was joking with Price and others. There was also this spooky account of the immediate moments after Cobb was hit.
Time will only tell how badly Cobb is hurt or what the aftereffects may be due to swelling.
Yes, the Rays rallied from a 2-0 deficit for the win. But right now, it seems so hollow.