Sunday, September 7, 2008

Snap back to reality, Oh there goes gravity .

Dear Tampa Bay,

Tomorrow night you arrive at Fenway Park for a 3 game series with the Red Sox. Trust me, this is NOT gonna be like any previous visit you've ever had at The Cathedral; this is big boy baseball at it's best.

35,000 plus chowderheads yelling their heads off, cameras flashing like it's Game 1 of the World Series, and you wishing MLB would equip every dugout with barf bags.

This isn't April when everyone has a shot. It's not June when you're feeling your Oates, throwing at Coco, and Jonny Gomes is still a relevant member of your team. This is SEPTEMBER, when it's crunch time and every game, every play, every pitch MATTERS.

In the last 10 games you've played you are 5-5. However, out of those ten you've lost 5 of the last 6. Boston, on the other hand, is 7-3 and just took 2 out of 3 from Texas after sweeping the Orioles in Baltimore.

Look, you boys have had one more run; I gotta admit, I'd have bet my house against Maddon's dipstick glasses that you'd have folded your tents and headed back to the bottom of the division by now. To your credit, you've played great baseball for 5 months.

Who knows? Maybe you'll be able to keep it up for one more. But to do THAT, you've gotta come to Fenway Park in September. And that idiot who yells all game long, those God-forsaken cowbells, and The Nasty Boy won't do you any good here, bucko.

This is Fenway, the division up for grabs, and the playoffs 3 weeks away. This is Lowell vs Longoria, Papi vs Pena, and Beckett vs Kazmir. Throw in Tek vs Navarro, Pedie vs Iwamura, and Tito vs Maddon and you see my point. No matter how impressive what you've accomplised this far is, you're going up against the World Champions, in THEIR house, with more than bragging rights up for grabs.

Pack a sack lunch, your hardhat and a steel encased jock, fellas.

Oh yeah; and bring earplugs.

Trust me, you'll need 'em all.




HorshamScouse said...

It really will be different from their last visit. I haven't checked but I'm assuming Lester, Matsuzaka and Beckett. I like our chances for 2-1 and a sweep isn't out of the question.

Krystle [RSO] said...

You know, sweeping Tampa would be the most amazing thing like almost ever this year. We have good chances however. The only good thing about being so close to the city is being near Fenway.

Back to the college subject, it sucks. Do you know how many people left my floor this weekend and never came back? yeah almost half. It's sad. One of my good friends even left so it's almost 100% that I'm going to leave after this semester and go to a school a few towns over from me and become a teacher and thanks for the compliment =]. I can handle little babies to elementary kids. Not saying I couldn't handle your kids ;]. But off this subject totally because college talk isn't the funnest thing in the world.

Ted D said...

Horsham, I believe that's right, unless Colon will get a slot. But yeah, it's a whole 'nother story this time around. 2-1 sounds good to me.

Krystle, sorry to hear about all the trouble; try and stick it out the best you can and try and take something positive out of the experience.

Go Sox!