Thursday, September 29, 2011

The Other Side Of The Story Last Night

Blood leads off newscasts for a reason, people love seeing that shit. People love seeing failure, makes the feel better about themselves - That's why so much focus is being shifted to the Braves but mostly the Red Sox because they were such heavy favorites to win... Time to give credit where credit is due and that's to the St. Louis Cardinals and the Tampa Bay Rays.

St. Louis Cardinals

Before their game on September 6th, the Cardinals were 8.5 games out of the Wild Card and also out of first in their division. They reeled off 12 wins in their next 14 games and going 16-5 overall during that stretch. Combine that with the Braves collapse and you've got one of the best comebacks of all-time.

Tampa Bay Rays

The Rays found themselves down 9 games to the Red Sox for the Wild Card on Labor Day Weekend. They didn't give up which is a testament to manager Joe Maddon who always has this team hungry. They looked like they were on a mission the entire month of September, while the Red Sox looked like they couldn't be less interested if they tried. Even though the Rays have about 438 fans, they played inspired throughout the month and it earned them a trip to the postseason after coming back from a 7-0 deficit in the 8th inning to the Yankees last night. It didn't matter if they won as it turned out, but the walk-off HR will be remembered by a long time by all those 438 fans, or at least the half of them that stayed for the rest of the game.

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