Whatever 7/31

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You guys are giving the Rays too much credit. They’re built to contend for wild card spots and getting bounced in the 1st round. Haven’t won the division going on a decade.
 

Hank Scorpio

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Expanded rosters in September should be extra fun.
Rays announce an event where all their players will wear #31 in honor of Tony Saunders, and field nine pitchers who constantly rotate positions, including pitcher. Every time a new hitter comes to the plate, the team holds a conference on the mound, and a different #31 takes the ball.

Red Sox get shutout, officially eliminating them from the wild card race. They protest the game, but nothing happens. ESPN refers to Cash as the greatest cerebral mastermind since Maddon.

The idea catches on with other teams, and baseball fucking sucks forever after.
 

Salem's Lot

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You guys are giving the Rays too much credit. They’re built to contend for wild card spots and getting bounced in the 1st round. Haven’t won the division going on a decade.
And that’s the biggest problem. This rotation that led them to a championship last year has been so awful this year that they’re making a very mediocre Rays team and other small market teams look good. I put that entirely on the guys in the rotation. They just didn’t show up this year.
 

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I would be quite happy if the Red Sox win this game. Sadly they have dug themselves a hole that is going to be difficult to climb out of.
 

54thMA

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Rays announce an event where all their players will wear #31 in honor of Tony Saunders, and field nine pitchers who constantly rotate positions, including pitcher. Every time a new hitter comes to the plate, the team holds a conference on the mound, and a different #31 takes the ball.

Red Sox get shutout, officially eliminating them from the wild card race. They protest the game, but nothing happens. ESPN refers to Cash as the greatest cerebral mastermind since Maddon.

The idea catches on with other teams, and baseball fucking sucks forever after.
Just the fact that the Rays exist as a franchise means baseball will suck forever.
 

54thMA

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You guys are giving the Rays too much credit. They’re built to contend for wild card spots and getting bounced in the 1st round. Haven’t won the division going on a decade.
Instead of changing their name from the Tampa Bay Devil Rays to the Tampa Bay Rays, they should have changed it to the Tampa Bay Gum on your shoe, because that's what they are, gum on your shoe that no matter how hard you try, you can't get rid of.

The Tampa Bay Ants at a picnic would have worked as well.
 

InsideTheParker

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Instead of changing their name from the Tampa Bay Devil Rays to the Tampa Bay Rays, they should have changed it to the Tampa Bay Gum on your shoe, because that's what they are, gum on your shoe that no matter how hard you try, you can't get rid of.

The Tampa Bay Ants at a picnic would have worked as well.
That would seem to make the Sox, what?
Aphids?
 

Bergs

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I decided to listen to Lateralus by Tool and drink some really good beer while watching this game because I'm sick of all the stupid shit DOB says. May have been a bad move; it turns out I'm self-administering the Ludivico technique.
 

BaseballJones

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And so we see the real biggest problem for the Red Sox - crystal clearly in the last three games. Sale, Price, and Porcello all sucking. Very tough to win consistently when your starters are performing like that.
 

E5 Yaz

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Now, c'mon ... Porcello hasn't given up a run since the second inning