Rootin' for Rays Rout of Rollins' Rascals
It's revenge time!!
We should be getting good at this, rooting for some other team in the post season to try to limit the emotional damage done by our own team during the season ("beat the Yankees," "destroy the Br*ves, etc.). But it always seems to take a little effort to bone up on the opponent of the evil-must-be-destroyed-enemies of Metsdom. This year it's worth it. Totally. The Philmes must be destroyed, and not by some polite dispatching, but in an orge of annihilation, a ball of fire that takes out most of Pennsylvania preferably. It looks like the youngsters from Tampa Bay are our only shot. So we need to know just enough about the D-Rays to be a solid source of support. If you're short on time, check out this helpful post, "So you want to be a Devil Rays Fan."
There has been some discussion over the similarities between this year's Rays and the '69 Mets. The Rays truly are the Imagination-07 Mets. Why, the Rays roster features irrationally beloved former Mets, such as Scott K*zmir and Cliff Floyd, and the Rays once featured hopefully former-Met Brian Stokes! What more do you need?
Sigh. You're still no Victor Zambrano.
Uncle Cliffy, out bowling with Tom Gl*vine in happier times.
The Mets tricked the Rays into giving up Stokes, who went 2-7 with a 7.07 ERA in 62.1 innings for the Rays last season, for mere cash!! And yet the Rays still got to the World Series!
My own contribution is to point out, as Cver has suggested, the amazin' similarities between Ray manager Joe Maddon and some of the Mets' former skippers in order to help the Met fan really get into the Rays.
The resemblance with Gil Hodges is uncanny.
Spitting image of Bobby V!
Other than rooting against the Philmes, it looks like we just have to hunker down and wait for Omarpallooza to begin.
Bobby Valentine, NOT the Mets next manager, alienates yet another social group at some point in the 1990s.
Omar will bring in some new faces, but will we like those either?