Congrats To Tampa

Dave · October 20, 2008 at 5:58 am · Filed Under Mariners 

Their version of 1995 has just gone a step beyond our own. Congrats to Tampa on a remarkable season, and let’s hope the World Series is every bit as exciting as the ALCS.


55 Responses to “Congrats To Tampa”

  1. joser on October 21st, 2008 12:09 pm

    Yeah, I guess you could define “professional pinch hitter” as “being given a chance to succeed” — particularly since Dobbs was the most effective PH in baseball this year — but it’s probably not the chance he was hoping for (with either team).

    Which owner are you talking about?
    Loria. Definitely Loria. (But I’ve harped on this before).

  2. scott19 on October 21st, 2008 1:32 pm

    Actually, it’s most comparable to 1991 Atlanta.

    Or, perhaps, the Mets — who’d totally stunk up the Polo Grounds and Shea for the first seven seasons (five with 100+ losses…OUCH!) prior to their “Amazin'” run of 1969.

    Willy Aybar has the Bloomquist role on the Rays’ roster.

    Agree there…though in terms of power/slugging potential, Aybar looks like Manny by comparison.

  3. Madison Mariner on October 21st, 2008 5:31 pm

    Did anyone watch How I Met Your Mother tonight?

    At one point a character on the show says to another, “Inviting an ex to your wedding would be like inviting the Seattle Mariners to the World Series. It’d just be awkward for everyone.”

    Yes, I did catch that, and I normally love that sitcom. Now….eh.

    Then again, they have a point after the ridiculously bad season we had.

    They should’ve had Barney deliver the line, but they had Marshall do it. Marshall, the guy who wore the ridiculous Dr. Seuss hat and who was in Forgetting Sarah Marshall.

    Oh well.

  4. joser on October 21st, 2008 5:39 pm

    Barney wouldn’t deliver that line, because Barney doesn’t care about sports, because women (mostly) don’t care about sports. Unless he was trying to bed a woman who cared about sports, in which case he would temporarily learn everything he could about sports. But in that episode he was trying to bed Robin, who apparently cares nothing about sports (or at least baseball). Hence, it would be out of character for Barney.

    But it’s a great line. Hopefully it’ll soon seem as dated as that Tampa Bay Devil Rays reference on the Simpsons. (Or Ken Griffey’s enormous head)

  5. James T on October 21st, 2008 6:15 pm

    Congratulations to the Rays and their fans. They played great ball all year and with Beckett and Lowell hurt they were the better team. They deserved it. I hope they destroy the Phillies, not because it will make my Red Sox look any better but because the national league deserves ignominy with all the franchises it has which don’t really try very hard to build a championship team.

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