Should The Rays Bean A-Rod On Friday?

August 8th, 2016

CashRaysWatching Luke Maile take major league at bats in another Rays home loss yesterday to the mighty Twins sent Joe to the toilet for a good while.

And it got Joe thinking about how the Rays could become relevant again.

Word broke over the weekend that Alex Rodriguez would play his final game for the Yankees on Friday before being released and becoming a special adviser for the team. And it’s the Rays who are the Friday opponent in the Bronx.

As a known and punished cheater, Rodriguez soiled the game in a bad way. Joe thinks the Rays should stand up for decency and drill A-Rod once, if not twice. What a great way for players to send a message that A-Rod was a villain, not a shining star. At worst, the Rays should pitch around A-Rod every time and deny A-Rod that one last hit he dreams of.

The Rays are 2016 roadkill and can afford an extra baserunner. And why not generate some buzz and screw an arch rival and its fans?

Frankly, the Rays owe this to their fans have been subjected to this trainwreck season.

Joe can already imagine Chris Archer speaking after the game for the team and quoting obscure 16th century English prose to justify the Rays’ defiance. It would be glorious.

8 Responses to “Should The Rays Bean A-Rod On Friday?”

  1. Steve Says:

    I love the idea! This article made my day.

  2. Darth Ray-der Says:

    Why baseball ever allowed him to come back in the first place, amazed me. I don’t like him, I don’t like the Yankmees, and I don’t like their fans. Steinbrenner changed the balance of baseball forever when he started buying up all the good players, relegating the small market teams and their fans into last place purgatory. Friday, bring back Eny Romero with his 98 mph wild fastball. “Plunk”. Oooooh – just a little inside.

  3. FortMyersDave Says:

    I’m with Darth as far as the Yankmes go: man they are basically the ****ing Dallas Cowboys of MLB, very easy to hate! Why not bean A-Roid? Heck its been a horrible season for the Rays; this is probably the worst team fielded by tampa since HAL McRaes’ boys lost 105 or 106 back before LOU P became skipper. Amazing stat: as bad as the D’Rays were: they only lost 100 or more 3 times: 2001, 2002 and 2006 which was actually a Maddon team so this 2016 is rather “special” in that it may be only the 4th Tampa team in history to hit the triple digit mark in defeat!

  4. Buccfan37 Says:

    Ooh pile on the Yankees and A-roid. I like to heave a few rotton eggs at him and them.

  5. Darth Ray-der Says:

    Memo to Mr. Sternberg: I have a solution for the Rays poor attendance. Sign and play Tim Tebow ! Now ! He wants to play baseball. Imagine the mamouth home runs he would hit ! Certainly would charge up the crowd ! Sign him !

  6. FortMyersDave Says:

    That kid is a talented athlete Darth and I could see how Gator Nation would pump up the Trop attendance just to see him. I would liken it to Michael Jordan trying out baseball in 1994 for the Chi Sox organization. I actually saw him play for the Birmingham Barons (AA Chi Sox affiliate) back then at the Hoover Met, I think he went 1 for 4. The key difference is that Tebow would be a fair bit younger than Jordan and might have a bit more pop in his bat but he would have to work up through port Charlotte, Montgomery and Durham to get the opportunity but he would definitely liven up the conversation and it is fair to say that just about everyone likes the kid except for a few SEC and FSU fans along with Chris Carter who simply hated the guy….

  7. Darth Ray-der Says:

    Yep Dave, even if he didn’t make it up to the bigs, he sure would be a attendance booster for the the minor league teams. They’d love it. Packed every night and a good influence on their team as well. A win win. That being said, I hit .414 in high school, (we had 4000 kids in school during the baby boom years and so did the competition) Fast ball – quick twitch – no problem; slider on the outside corner of the plate – Big problem. They say Tebow hit .490 in high school, but he has never seen the nasty stuff that comes out of AA ball, much less major leagues. And how many high schoolers ever seen a 95 mph fast ball ? It’s like seeing the ball coming in with a strobe light on it. Good luck to our future Governor ! Saw Jordan in spring training when the Sox trained out of Sarasota. Could see right away he wasn’t going to make it. He had a hitch in his long swing which never would catch up to a major league fastball. Being originally from Chicago, it was a treat to see him up close.

  8. Darth Ray-der Says:

    Did you see where shortstop Crawford of the San Francisco Giants went 7 for 8 in a 14 inning game yesterday. That’s more than some of our guys get in a month !


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