Thursday, September 25, 2008
Well, in actuality I have a head cold. But I do have Rays fever and the only cure is more Rays' cowbell. I have been watching this team for a couple months now since they're the only ones on TV down here anyways. Well, they have got quite the squad. I have been impressed on a daily basis with their skills in pretty much every department. It's amazing how far being great at the fundamentals of baseball will get you. I mean when almost every game has someone trying to bunt with nobody on, my (Ray's) hats off to them. We were out in St. Pete on Saturday and ended up going to the game. Man, what a great decision to go to this. I thought they were going to clinch the night before and Saturday they would be all hung over from celebrating. Well, they didn't clinch their playoff spot so Saturday was one of the most exciting events I've ever been to. If we would have been one of the first 10,000 fans in the door we would have got a Troy Percival figurine, but we weren't. However, since the Rays had a good chance of clinching that night, they were handing out the Rays' cowbell. We got our bells and took our seats on the third-base line. The seats were amazing to say the least. We had so much fun and our hands are still calloused from clapping so hard. Even though I know I have a head cold, I think part of the problem with my throat might be from yelling so much and so loud at the game. If you haven't caught Rays fever yet, just watch some of their games. Each play, each at bat, each decision is exactly how it should be executed and that makes them an enjoyable spectacle to behold.