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Sunday, April 27, 2008

There's always a reason

back before winning ways had become a habit with the Red Sox, there was this phenomenon which ensured that no series with the Tampa Bay Devil Rays* could pass without at least one act of gratuitous violence per game, or even per inning. Now, of course, this may have been acting out, or it may have been that a critical mass of retired Sox fans and retired Yankees fans live fairly locally to Tampa. The TBDRs simply became a surrogate allowing both groups to express their hostility without getting into denture-throwing contests in the stands.

Or, it may have been a logical Red Sox tactic to keep these uppity youths in check. If that was the objective, and some one in Red Sox management has gotten too PC to resort to damaging the opposition batters, well then they have bloody well paid, haven't they?

Next time, score more runs and cause some casualties, preferably in that order.


*What's with this business of calling them "the Rays" anyhow? For a more articulate exploration of this question, go here.

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4 Comments:

Blogger kad barma said...

I'm pretty sure the reason was Lou Pinella. (Games just aren't the same anyomre without him throwing his tantrums...)

4:28 am  
Blogger malevolent andrea said...

You linked to the wrong entry :-)

1:55 pm  
Blogger Uncle said...

I think you're right. Best thing about it is how the whole business becomes *their* fault ;)

10:16 pm  
Blogger Uncle said...

Not any more. It's overwork, I tell ya...not age!

11:00 pm  

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