We have to admit, we never thought we’d see the day. Baseball fever has just caught fire in Tampa. Carlos Pena hit a 3-run walk-off home run today, against who else: the Cleveland Indians. Rays win 10-7. Goodnight, Masahide Kobayashi. And for fucks sakes, does this guy know how to start a party for the opposition.
This heroic blast capped a 6-run 9th inning by the Rays, and spoiled a 5-hit game by Jhonny Peralta. Troy Percival, the trash found treasure closer of the Rays; gets the win. The Rays are unstoppable in their home park (45-17), which is a morgue. They’re 3+ games in first place in the best division in baseball and their mouth is watering because its time to prepare for a series with the Mariners, who are dead as a fuckin’ doornail.
It’s a great story, and all that shit. Yadda yadda yadda. It’s also kind of sad from our point of view. You see, a year ago right now the Indians were the Rays of 2008. We think it would have been a much better story for a championship starved city like C-Town to be having a season like this again. It’s funny how things work out. Or as a friend of mine would reply: “It’s funny how things don’t.”