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Devil Rays apparently win World Series


All walk-offs are exciting but nothing says walk-off like the Devil Rays and particularly Carl Crawford (#13, center) who morphed into Peter Pan and somehow landed on top of the backstop to embrace the overexuberant and always douchey, Jonny Gomes.

Gomes, whose helmet was seen flying off before he rounded third base, is reportedly still holding onto Crawford.

UPDATE, 12:27pm:  Some Rays bandwagon members fans are apparently displeased with our shenanigans and tomfoolery.

UPDATE, 12:28pm:  Yes, we’re serious, Rays fans have come out of the woodwork to announce their disfavor while waving that first place flag.


  1. The Professor

    May 14, 2008 at 1:42 am

    i know it is only the middle of May, but the Rays do have the best record in the AL.

    oh, and god forbid that ‘baseball players’ act like they enjoy playing the game. for all the grief fans give to the players for forgetting what it is like to ‘play the game’ should we also criticize them for acting like kids? it was a good moment and CC celebrated with the fans. good for him.

  2. RaysownYanks

    May 14, 2008 at 2:00 am

    You obviously know nothing about baseball.

  3. Stonehands

    May 14, 2008 at 8:45 am

    Best record or not aside, the only time teams are seen jumping onto the backstop and/or the dugout is after winning a playoff series or the world series.

    Also, Gomes is still holding onto Crawford.

  4. Scott

    May 14, 2008 at 10:32 am

    Why in the world should baseball players be held to a different standard than any other athletes? The Rays have been a perennially last-place team and just beat the best closer in baseball to move into first place at BY FAR the furthest into the season they’ve ever been. They deserved to celebrate, and baseball’s better for players who show emotion.

  5. captain

    May 14, 2008 at 10:38 am

    Wow, critisizing a team for celebrating?….loosen up bro. Tampa has had little to cheer about over the years and now the finally do and some doosh has to put them down for it. It’s called having fun and improved team morale. It’s good to see some of the players having fun out there and not playing just for the huge paycheck. It’s refreshing…sad to see someone put them down for it actually.

  6. The Sports Hernia

    May 14, 2008 at 10:49 am

    True, we could have bailed out the literally uplifting celebrations of Crawford and Gomes by saying they were caused by an overly enthhusiastic puppeteer that was controlling them from one of the sky boxes.

  7. jtb

    May 14, 2008 at 11:13 am

    jonny gomes is the man. and shelly duncan struck out looking.

  8. Whiskers

    May 14, 2008 at 11:17 am

    Unlike the war dance by Joba every time he throws a strike out or Jeter high fiving when Matsui tied the game in the ninth

  9. Stonehands

    May 14, 2008 at 11:19 am

    Whiskers, when Jeter or Joba do that on top of the backstop, then your argument makes sense.

  10. Amart

    May 14, 2008 at 12:00 pm

    Go Rays!

  11. Tampa Ray

    May 14, 2008 at 12:10 pm

    The Rays are my favorite team. They had almost 14,000 in attendance last night. That is good for my Rays. The Rays are fun.

  12. Ron Burgandy

    May 14, 2008 at 12:57 pm

    News Flash: Rays won’t make it to the playoffs.

  13. fan

    May 14, 2008 at 3:27 pm

    wow its funny to see people putting down the rays… almost a jealousy thing? there a young team that is happy to be making rays history. let them have there fun

  14. Von Kaiser

    May 14, 2008 at 3:56 pm

    Someone said ‘funny’. Now you’re picking up on the theme of the site.

    Well done.


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  16. Aram

    May 16, 2008 at 12:15 pm

    Oh God .. Rays fans are becoming more obnoxious than Yankees and Red Sox fans.

  17. Astros fan

    September 26, 2008 at 1:44 pm

    go astros number 1 team

  18. Tiffany

    October 20, 2008 at 8:43 am

    Bet you feel silly now, hrmmm?

  19. The Sports Hernia

    October 20, 2008 at 9:40 am

    @Tiffany: They’ll likely be a follow-up post to this in some form or another.

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