Those of you who know me know why I think this poster, now appearing on my living room wall, is totally awesome — it combines two of my interests.
It’s also a bit of a lie. There’s no regular “historic streetcar” service to AT&T Park right now; it’s only in the planning and occasional demonstration stages. The folks at Market Street Railway are a little anticipatory (and, actually, selling the poster to promote and raise funds to help the service along).
On June 23rd, the Brooklyn Cyclones will
become the Baracklyn Cyclones — and there are a lot of amusing elements involved in the promotion.
Via Sports by Brooks: the St. Petersburg Times reports that the Rays are looking for a new person to portray Pansy the
Wuss-Wuss Fish, or as they call him, Raymond. Here’s the actual job posting.
That Times report mentions that the previous Pansy was fired last month; no word on any official cause.
On November 15 of last year, this blog reported on a Major League Baseball press release detailing plans for a 100th-anniversary celebration of the song “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” during 2008.
I saw no actual evidence of any special 100th-anniversary festivities this past season. Most notably, contrary to that press release, the All-Star Game’s televised 7th-inning stretch featured Josh Groban singing “God Bless America”, not a contest winner leading the crowd in “Take Me Out to the Ball
Not that it should necessarily be a priority for the next President, but surely he can do something about this fairly easily.
When Jim and I started this blog more than four years ago, we shared a couple of fundamental principles. To wit:
1 The Devil Rays suck and will forever suck.
2 Bud Selig is evil, or at least incompetent.
Good to know at least one of those truths still shines.
Congratulations, Rays, on your first pennant of many. Congratulations, Phillies, on your World Championship, and congratulations to longtime Baseball Related Program Activities favorites Matt Stairs, Geoff Jenkins, Jamie Moyer, and So Taguchi. I’m glad Ryan Howard buck-bucking onto the dogpile didn’t kill Brad Lidge.
Well…we knew back in April that
something was happening, but not necessarily this!
With last night’s win over the Indians — their 67th win of the season — the Rays have won more games than they did all last season, when they went 66-96.
There are 50 games to go. The Rays’ magic number is 47.
Tampa International Airport, purchase earlier today.
Obviously, thumb the best part of the sign is “AND Evan Longoria,” which I hope actually is for emphasis and not just a typo on the part of whoever had to add his name.
After sweeping the Red Sox, the Rays are in first place in the AL East by 3-1/2 games and have the best record in baseball (52-32).
However, I’m assuming no
Rays have been chosen as All-Star Game starters, but I guess we’ll find out when they announce the lineups Sunday.
Hmm, let’s keep an eye on American Legion baseball in the Minneapolis suburbs. There’s a player for the North St. Paul Post 39 team who I feel I have some kinship with.