You know that scene at the end of “Bull Durham” when Crash Davis returns to Durham after retiring. Crash is tired. He doesn’t want to think about baseball. He doesn’t want to think about Quantum Physics. He didn’t want to think about anything. He just wanted to be.

We feel a little like that right now only worse, because we are pretty sure we broke our liver during this postseason run. After being on edge for the last two months, the sudden disappearance of the baseball season has left us wondering around the house sober and actually getting work done. That’s not good for us. That’s not good for anybody.

So we are going to take a few days off. We have a pretty nice little weekend planned. We’re going to go to Home Depot. Yeah, buy some wallpaper, maybe get some flooring, stuff like that. Maybe Bed, Bath, & Beyond, We don’t know, we don’t know if we’ll have enough time. Oh yeah, and a little thing called The Second Best Holiday of the Year.

Next week we will be back on board. We have a few loose ends to tie up for the 2008 season and then we will start working on 2009. The first step will be to update our Trade Value Index and both the 40-man and 25-man roster projections for 2009.

So have a good weekend, don’t do anything we would do and when you drink, raise a glass to the 2008 Tampa Bay Rays, American League Champions.



  1. Anonymous says:

    not happy for the outcome, but happy it is over. It was a burden to watch and live the rays(but very much enjoyed it). Just can't wait for next year.

  2. Anonymous says:

    You so called that one old school for sure! It was a great ride, can't wait for next year!

  3. DirtbagFan says:

    The Rays gave me a wild ride then broke my heart...

    Like a hot blonde in the backseat of a car.

  4. Clayton says:

    Looking forward to revisiting the various preseason prognostications as well as hot stove speculation. We're off to a good start.

    One other note: I haven't been able to find it online, but the Thursday Trib had a quote from Maddon supporting Foley for waving Bartlett home. Which directly contradicts the stop sign story I've heard elsewhere. Anyone know the truth?

  5. mark says:

    I know there's nothing that can be done about it, but I hate reading all of that and then seeing a Sports Authority ad that says...


    directly under the post...

    /double facepalm


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