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Monday, August 11, 2008

A Dream, a Hoax, or an Imaginary Story?

I hadn't realized quite what a Cinderella story the Tampa Bay Devil Rays were experiencing this year. Yesterday against the Mariners, the Rays set a new team record: They won 71 games. In its previous ten years as a franchise, Tampa has never had a winning record. Their best year so far has been 2004, when they went 70-91 for a .435 average. If from this point they went on to lose every one of their remaining 45 games, they still come up with a .438 average. Although that doesn't look likely, you do have to wonder how long they'll be able to keep up this over .600 play. August and September can be very cruel months (as Red Sox fans have been loathe to learn over the years), so there's a part of me that believes it's just a matter of time before the fade begins. In the meantime, it seems like Jeff Bagwell's Sports Illustrated cover from May is becoming more and more appropriate.

2 Comments:

At 10:47 PM, August 12, 2008, OpenID charlesofcamden said...

Don't know whether you noticed this, but Boston beat Texas tonight by a score of 19-17. While that score may seem very bizarre, the explanation is actually quite simple -- Boston missed an extra point.

 
At 2:02 AM, August 13, 2008, Anonymous Doug said...

That was an unbelieveable game. The Sox got 19 runs on only 17 hits. They got a 10-run lead in the first but then had to play catch up in the 6th, 7th, and 8th. That's crazy, and nervewracking.

 

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