TEUCBT wins Central Division
It's hard to win a pennant, but it's harder losing one. ~Chuck TannerOk, so I don't know if I'm more sad or mad. I mean, we never expected to get this far, right? But it just tougher to take because we were oh so close.
I asked Nick Blackburn to pitch well, and he was awesome - heroic even. And so was Mijares. And Nathan. Turns out, I needed to remind the rest of the team to hit, and run, and score and stuff. I forgot Nick doesn't get run support. For that little oversight, I'm sorry. Really, really sorry.
I suppose I could go all Mark Buehrle and say "they'll go one and done in the playoffs" (or whatever it was he said about the Twins in 2004), but that would just sound bitter right now. Even though everyone knows it's true. I mean, the Rays are pretty much (rightfully so) the darlings of baseball. They and the Cubs.
I'm looking forward to the playoffs and World Series. Go Rays!
And, I'm looking forward to watching this group in 2009. They'll just all that much better, right?
Oh, and hey, Joey won his batting title. Good for him.