Sunday, August 24, 2008

The Latest From the Rays Republic.

The Rays lost to the Chisox 6-5 in 10 innings.

Getting ripped off by the umps didn't help. I don't think we have baseball's version of Tim Donaughey. But it was the 10th inning on a getaway day and maybe the umps had a flight to catch.

How many times have we seen football refs throw a flag, and then after a conference with all the officials they pick it up and say, "Never mind"? How come baseball umps can't do that?

The Rays are still in first place, 4.5 games ahead of the Bosox. At 79-50 they are tied with the Angels for the best record in the AL. And there is no earthly reason why. The All-Star left fielder and third baseman are on the DL. So is the closer, who is pretty much crippled. The All-Star starting pitcher can't go more than 6 innings.

I'm trying to remember the last time the Rays lost two games in a row.

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