Monday, April 28, 2008

A Ray of Hope

"Five of you will chase a hundred , and a hundred of you will chase ten thousand , and your enemies will fall before you by the sword ."

Leviticus 26:8

The Rays are passing out the Kool-Aid, and I'm drinking it.

Those really were the Rays finishing a weeklong flight of fancy Sunday at Tropicana Field by blanking the World Series champion Red Sox 3-0 for another (yawn) three-game sweep.

Rays starting pitcher James Shields, who outdueled Boston's Josh Beckett, had thousands on their feet as he closed out a two-hitter. He was congratulated by fellow believers.

"This is what we're talking about," Shields said.

Bucs, schmucks.

Your first-place Rays are on the clock.

Their magic number is 135.

What makes this sweet is all these Bosox fans who have been living here for 20 years and come to our home to root for the enemy - they left shamed and humiliated.

The Rays ownership is spending money to keep these young stars. The shaking you feel is the shift of power in the AL East.


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