Entering this series with the Red Sox we wondered how important this 3-game set was to Red Sox fans and whether they still considered the Yankees more of a threat. It is easy to think that 2 championships in the last 4 years is still not enough to erase 85 years of beat-downs at the hands of the men in pinstripes. That sort of humilation can lead to some serious PTSD and excessive drinking habits.

Still, entering this series the Red Sox were looking up at the Rays and with a 1.5 game lead, the Red Sox would have to sweep the series to grab first place.

Well, at least one Sox fan is taking this series seriously. In fact Sully Baseball (yelling “Sully” in Fenway Park is like yelling “Mom” in a Toys-R-Us) thinks the Red Sox and the Rays are on the verge of developing a mini-rivalry…a “subrivalry”, if you will.

I for one am one pumped up Red Sox fan saying BRING IT RAYS!

But does anyone in Tampa Bay care?…The crowds are just now starting to crack 20,000 a game.


For the first time in your teams history you are going into June with a winning record…hell you are the best team in the AL. You can stick it to the big bad defending champs who have treated your team with less dignity than a pinata…You want your fan base to not be considered a joke?
Then show up… cheer… and talk a little smack.

That’s cute. We can just picture Mr. Sullivan typing that out on his computer while wearing his girlfriend’s pink Red Sox hat, while she is in the bathroom praying to the porcelain gods.

Like we have said a million times…The only way anybody will be sure that we are dead, is parade a Red Sox fan in front of us…If we don’t extend our middle finger, it is time to start planning the wake.




  1. DirtbagFan says:

    Count it as a compliment that the Sox fans are talking smack...it means that we're relevent to them (as well we should be).

    I just started a new blog at: http://raysthestakes.blogspot.com/

    I posted a link to Rays Index at the bottom of my post, which I plan to do daily as a thank you for the in-depth analysis that you offer day-in and day-out.

  2. The Professor says:

    i saw that. looks good, i look forward to reading it.

  3. Sully says:


    I love it!

    Viva The Professor
    And nice job holding a lead last night

  4. DirtbagFan says:

    You're gonna have to come stronger than that "Sully"...

  5. Sully says:

    Oh I am a guest here happy my blog got some attention.

    You will forgive me if I don't consider the Tampa Bay Rays on equal footing just yet... but at least you've had the good sense to change your name from a bottom dwelling fish.

    But I wish you and your fanbase luck in your pursuit of a 71-91 season.... which would be THE GREATEST TEAM IN TAMPA BAY HISTORY.

    I wish you luck in getting a highlight that doesn't involve Dennis Quaid pitching in a Disney movie.

    You guys are talking smack about the 86 year gap?
    You do know the Red Sox have won another World Series since then, right?

    The only the Tampa comes in first is in the Draft.
    And when you pick first, the guys would rather go on drugs than play in Tampa.

    But seriously... talk more smack.
    It's fun.

  6. Sully says:

    My previous post not withstanding... thanks for the plug and I will return the favor

    (This is indeed fun... my wife doesn't wear a pink Red Sox hat. Sadly she doesn't care about baseball)

  7. Anonymous says:

    sully sucks...

  8. VoiceOfUnreason says:

    Those years of trying to bean each other are just about to start paying off. Most excellent.


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