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the Rays have won a baker's dozen to start the season and no one is talking about them

galaxy27galaxy27 Posts: 7,042 ✭✭✭✭✭

does it really take a golf guy to get this ball rolling? has anyone watched them play?

thru 13 they have outhomered their opponents 32-6 and have a team ERA a little over 2

the Yanks & Sox may be reading the bottom of their shoes all season long

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  • thisistheshowthisistheshow Posts: 9,386 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I heard this being discussed a few days ago on the radio. I actually thought about starting a thread, but thankfully you picked up my slack.

    They are doing things that hadn't been done since the 1800s, as far as I have read...with run differential, etc. I don't remember specifics, I'm sure someone here knows.

  • perkdogperkdog Posts: 29,160 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited April 14, 2023 5:47AM

    Detroit, Washington, Oakland and Boston are pretty easy opponents, still impressive to run the table so far though

    They will not sweep Toronto

  • thisistheshowthisistheshow Posts: 9,386 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @perkdog said:
    Detroit, Washington, Oakland and Boston are pretty easy opponents, still impressive to run the table so far though

    They will not sweep Toronto

    ...
    As far as I heard, it was also the way they did it is something unseen since the year the mound was moved in the late 1800s. @craig44 can you get some details here...thanks in advance.

  • DBesse27DBesse27 Posts: 2,965 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Stephen, with all due respect, nobody is talking about it? I see it everywhere I turn. ESPN is eating it up.

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  • thisistheshowthisistheshow Posts: 9,386 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @DBesse27 said:
    Stephen, with all due respect, nobody is talking about it? I see it everywhere I turn. ESPN is eating it up.

    ...
    With all due respect, please allow me to speak here as a representative of @galaxy27 ...I believe that he meant no one here has brought it up ...

    😂

  • perkdogperkdog Posts: 29,160 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @thisistheshow said:

    @DBesse27 said:
    Stephen, with all due respect, nobody is talking about it? I see it everywhere I turn. ESPN is eating it up.

    ...
    With all due respect, please allow me to speak here as a representative of @galaxy27 ...I believe that he meant no one here has brought it up ...

    😂

    Exactly

  • Steven59Steven59 Posts: 8,146 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I read about them but as far as watching any of their games it's a no go around here. Everything Gaurdians on TV and Sports talk radio in the Cleveland area.

  • MCMLVToppsMCMLVTopps Posts: 4,554 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I'm not a Rays fan, but have watched a couple of games. They look like a well oiled machine. Having just swept the Red Sox, they appear to almost be in cruise mode. I don't know the players, but as time passes, I'm sure that anyone that really follows the game closely will be taking notice of this team. It may be a bit early to anoint them as the AL East Division winners, but they are certainly well on their way, with the Yankees in 2nd place and trailing by 5 games. They have a nice cushion at this point to enable the inevitable slump potential that happens to all teams. They face the Blue Jays next, and they may be tough to beat, but time will tell.

    With the hapless Red Sox now home against the first place Angels, I anticipate the Red Sox will fall further and further behind and solidify their last place in the AL East.

  • galaxy27galaxy27 Posts: 7,042 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @thisistheshow said:

    I believe that he meant no one here has brought it up ...

    don't be a stranger @DBesse27

  • DBesse27DBesse27 Posts: 2,965 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @thisistheshow said:

    @DBesse27 said:
    Stephen, with all due respect, nobody is talking about it? I see it everywhere I turn. ESPN is eating it up.

    ...
    With all due respect, please allow me to speak here as a representative of @galaxy27 ...I believe that he meant no one here has brought it up ...

    😂

    Ah now I understand. Guess that’s what I guess for only popping in once every few months. My bad.

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  • thisistheshowthisistheshow Posts: 9,386 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @DBesse27 said:

    @thisistheshow said:

    @DBesse27 said:
    Stephen, with all due respect, nobody is talking about it? I see it everywhere I turn. ESPN is eating it up.

    ...
    With all due respect, please allow me to speak here as a representative of @galaxy27 ...I believe that he meant no one here has brought it up ...

    😂

    Ah now I understand. Guess that’s what I guess for only popping in once every few months. My bad.

    ....
    You're forgiven...as long as you promise to be here more frequently, so that the same thing doesn't happen again. 😂

  • Steven59Steven59 Posts: 8,146 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @thisistheshow said:

    They will not sweep Toronto

    Good call - so far Jays 6-1 in the bottom of 5th.

  • thisistheshowthisistheshow Posts: 9,386 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Steven59 said:

    @thisistheshow said:

    They will not sweep Toronto

    Good call - so far Jays 6-1 in the bottom of 5th.

    ...
    I didn't say that, as far as I remember, but...🤷😂

  • Steven59Steven59 Posts: 8,146 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @perkdog said:
    They will not sweep Toronto

    Good call - so far Jays 6-1 in the bottom of 5th

    @thisistheshow said:

    @Steven59 said:

    @thisistheshow said:

    They will not sweep Toronto

    Good call - so far Jays 6-1 in the bottom of 5th.

    ...
    I didn't say that, as far as I remember, but...🤷😂

    OHHH! I see now, I get confused sometimes with the replies being compounded when you try to reply to them.

  • Steven59Steven59 Posts: 8,146 ✭✭✭✭✭

    BUT - the Rays lost! B)

  • thisistheshowthisistheshow Posts: 9,386 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Steven59 said:
    BUT - the Rays lost! B)

  • perkdogperkdog Posts: 29,160 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @perkdog said:
    Detroit, Washington, Oakland and Boston are pretty easy opponents, still impressive to run the table so far though

    They will not sweep Toronto

  • BillJonesBillJones Posts: 33,359 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Reality has come to the Rays in Toronto. They have dropped two in a row and not looked good.

    The sad part is the days for a baseball team in Tampa Bay are numbered. The lease will run out on the stadium in 2027, and the mayors in St. Pete and Tampa show little interest in building a new one. It will have to be an indoor facility because, with the rain outs in the summer, the Rays’ season would run until Christmas.

    Attendance has always been an issue. The St. Pete stadium is not in an easy spot to reach. The team owners had a proposal to split the “home games” between St. Pete and Canada, which was shot down. That shows that the handwriting is on the wall for a team in Tampa.

    If the Rays management is able to continue to put a contending team on the field with minimal salaries, the city that gets the Rays will have a gem. There are so many teams that are futile every year with a much higher payroll.

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