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Monday, October 20, 2008

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?

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  • At 11:55 AM, Blogger katherine said…

    All right, youse guys, I ain't usin no more big words.

    Ah, what's the point, I just can't help myself. Anyway, "dudgeon" is not really a BIG word, its just kind of old fashioned.

    I had an amazing epiphany today! After reading your post this afternoon, I was musing, "I really should watch the World Series" then I wondered, "when does it start", then "where will it start" and then IT HIT ME! That run Billy Wagner coughed up in the late innings of the All Star game, cost the Phillies home field advantage!!


    Final thing. A correction. That is not Tom Glavine in that photo. That is Jerry Lee Lewis.

  • At 11:58 AM, Anonymous jdon said…

    Now Katherine, I would assume that ALL epiphanies are amazing, but that is just me.

  • At 12:00 PM, Anonymous jdon said…

    By the way, the Rays do not resemble the '69 Mets. Those Mets could not hit their way out of a paper bag, and please don,t compare these pitchers to Seaver, Koosman and Ryan. I get all teary when I think about them.

  • At 12:17 PM, Blogger I.M. Forme said…

    Sorry, K, I just saw an elderly white guy with no teeth showing an assumed it was Agent Gl*vine.

    So Wags was worth it!! I mean besides his contribution in terms of clubhouse chemistry. Alright!

    jdon, i guess I could have been more plain, or articulate than "The Rays truly are the Imagination-07 Mets", but I agree, and mock the idea that there is any comparison. The buster olney piece mocks itself.

    Rhetorical question of the day:
    If the Brew Crue is taken over by Willie Randolph next year, how will he instill that Yankme pride of appearance in those slobs?

  • At 12:32 PM, Anonymous jdon said…

    Do you think Willie will frown on the sausage race, him being an ex- Yankee champion and a winner and all business and all that?

  • At 12:46 PM, Blogger I.M. Forme said…

    jdon you read my tiny mind--working on a post that will address your concerns.

  • At 7:00 PM, Anonymous cver said…

    Glad to "inspire" - Go Rays!

  • At 11:19 AM, Blogger dawn said…

    The Rays remind me much more of the 91 Braves -- an excellent reason to cheer them on.


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