Tag: Tampa Bay

Observations from Game One of the ALCS

Since there was no football on last night, I chose to watch the Red Sox battle the Tampa Bay Rays for American League dominance. I actually watched the whole thing too, except for the few instances I had to switch it because my boyfriend was FREAKING OUT (A Dice-K outing has that effect on him). There were a few things I noticed…

* What the hell is up with Tropicana Field?! For the record, due to my work schedule I have listened to more Red Sox games than I have watched so I couldn’t fully grasp the dumpitude of The Trop.

* Last night was the first time I was ever able to use the words, “Tampa Bay Rays” and “fans” in the same sentence.

* In all the years I have had this website, I have received comments of an unpleasant nature from various professional sports fanbases. Most notably, NY Jets, NY Giants, NY Yankees, and Pittsburgh Steelers. I am proud to announce for the first time in the seven-year history of this here website, I was heckled by a… get this… Tampa Fan!

* The “Ray-Hawk” might just be the dumbest thing I have ever heard of…. OH WAIT… THIS IS OFFICIALLY THE DUMBEST THING I HAVE EVER HEARD OF IN THE HISTORY OF ALL DUMB THINGS I HAVE EVER HEARD OF. via universal hub. But now I’m left to wonder, will these fine ladies be showing off their “ray-hawks” during the game?

* OK, someone explain to me the proper strategic use of a cowbell. Do you ring your bell when your pitcher is on the mound, or when your hitters are at-bat? I don’t really get it. I’m used to football homefield advantage… the crowd roars for its defense and silences for its offense. But last night, the cowbells were chiming for everything. I’m confused.