“If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble, you wouldn’t sit for a month.” Theodore Roosevelt
Yeah, that’s how the Tampa Bay Rays likely feel right now after “Manny-Gate” left egg on the collective faces of the Rays management while GM’s around the league cluck their tongues in classic “I-told-you-so” fashion. So it isn’t any wonder that they unleashed their frustration on the Boston Red Sox last night, in no small part thanks to the other big free agent, Johnny Damon, whose performance was nothing short of brilliant.
Joe Maddon said Manny called him, expressing his disappointment but, in classic Manny style, ne’er an apology to be heard. I’d have loved to have been there to hear that conversation.
Manny: “Joe, this is Manny.”
Joe: “Manny Who?”
End of story. Literally.
Meanwhile, the Rays thumping of Boston last night tied the two clubs for last place in the AL East. You can check it all out every week on our brother blog (why should it be sister when it’s mostly guys writing these things, with pardon to the great gals who contribute as well) Jays Journal, who will host a weekly run-down of all things AL East. Each AL East blog in the Fan-Sided network has a part in the weekly review that is the brain child of Jays’ Journal Lead Writer Mat Germain. Nice work Mat.