We’s Be Bugging Man
Well it was meant to be the social event of the weeend and unfortunately neither myself or President Barack Obama were invited to festive nuptials of Chelsea Clinton and her new husband Marc Mezvinsky . Can’t have too many brothers in that part of New York I’ve been told. I’ve been informed that the bride wore white having been dressed by noted designer Vera Wang. Well, let’s just hope that Chelsea and Mark’s wedded bliss is more favorable than that of her parents. With the President having not been invited quite possibly due to the security concerns in the rural town of Rhinebeck , New York and the mere fact that there might’ve ben those who’d have questioned the fact that he was in attendance of a wedding when the nation is teetering on the brink of a catastrophe and there’s no leadership to be had from either political party . We ought to be thankful that the nation can as a whole rely upon the sporting landscape to provide us all with some solace.
Well over the weekend with not having to RSVP for the nuptials I took the girlfriend to see the Tampa Bay Rays play the New York Yankees in their three game series played at Tropicana Field , St Petersburg , Florida. Well given the fact that the Joe Girardi managed team leads the AL East with the best record (66-38) in baseball and their closest rivals within the division and record wise are the Rays. This series had a great deal going for it as it meant to the winner of the series at this point of the season would have the bragging rights as to the series played between the two teams thus far.
Slideshow for your perusal .
In front of a soldout crowd over the three days of this series the Rays simply laid to rest that the Yankees are best team in all of baseball. Record wise that may well be the case but nothing about the series proved unequivocably to me that the boys in Pinstripes are indeed the best team there is at this present juncture. Everything about this Joe Maddon managed team suggests otherwise and those Rays’ fans in attendance at the “Trop” will have you know that they consider their team to be the best. Having won the series rather convincingly taking it 2-1 with the last game of the triumvirate being a rather lopsided 3-0 victory . Suffice to say that the Yankees and their fans now cow-tow it out of town with their tails between their legs knowing full well that the should two teams meet in the postseason by no means would the New York Yankees be duly favored to win that particular match-up outright .
It’s now pretty safe to say that unless there’s a monumetal meltdown by either team then the winner and the wildcard entrant for the American League will come from within the division. And it’s pretty safe to say that apart from it being the desire of the Rays’ front office and their fans to win the division , nothing would give them a greater presence of mind than winning the AL Pennant for the second time and thereby making another appearance in the World Series . Though not being a fans of this Rays’ team I’ve watched from afar over the past few years as they’ve built themselves into a contender under the tenureship of Stuart Sternberg and the coaching staff of Joe Maddon . The years of futility under the previous ownership of Vince Naimoli and the rather tyrannical management style of Lou Piniella thankfully are long gone and a thing of the past ! Now it’s time for the Rays to shine and for their erstwhile fans to make hay while the sun shines.. Now while if there’s one thing of concern for the organization it would have to be the ever growing uncertainty of the stadium issue and the rather bloviated opinions of the municipalities in the midst of the furore as to who will ultimately house the team in what is said will be a multi-million dollar facility. Never mind the fact that ther cost of the stadium has never been broached as to where the financing will actually come from . Another boondoggle where ultimately we’re to be told that is in the best interests of the community as a whole. Sh_t when it comes to politics and baseball can be made to roll both up and downhill at the same time dependent upon where you just happen to standing when it comes to this particular argument . Commissioner Bud Selig and baseball’s hierarchy pushes one way and in the opposite direction the political diaspora either is smelling what Selig is cooking or making rather asinine statements as to what they would like to see happen without actually truly listening to their constituents at the present time. But should we be expecting anything else from our politicians at present where the presence of mind to show leadership is liking asking stripper if she’s willing to initiate sexual contact and oral sex for a fee .
Now as the season turns into the home stretch it’s going to be interesting to see which teams are in the hunt for the wildcard spots within both leagues and how those teams will seek to manuever themselves by way of their rosters. Albeit that the trade deadline has come and gone there’s still a chance that one or two deals are still there top be made.
Picture gallery for your perusal .
As a fan of the game who’s since left their allegiance to the Florida Marlins behind primarily because of the sheear and inane bumbling stupidity of the ownership and front office I’m now looking for a team to lay my hat and swear allegiance to. It may well be the Rays when it’s all said and done but then again it might not. What I do know now is that this Rays’ team can no longer be overlooked as an also ran but first thye have to prove to me that they do indeed have what it takes to go all the way. They showed a great deal of tenacity in this series and if they’re able to replicate that in the postseason then I for one believe that there’s no reason why they can’t go all the way . Let’s go Rays let’s get crunk’d as we’s be buggin’ man !
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