Tampa Bay Rays: Farewell, Shoppachalypse, Dirty Baseball Songs, David Price’s Tweets, And A Joe Maddon Interview
-Oh…the days of experiencing the Shoppacopter and the brief, but thrilling, Shoppachalypse that we witnessed during the 2011 ALDS are over. Catcher Kelly Shoppach has agreed to a one-year, $1.35 million contract with the Boston Red Sox, his original team.
Shoppach tweeted yesterday, “I’ve been saving tweet #1000 for this…I’m excited to be going back to Boston. Thanks
#Rays twitfam. I hope we can still be friends.”
On the bright side, now at least there’s one Red Sox player who will give an interview I want to hear. Fare thee well, but not too well, especially when you plays the Rays, since you’ll be on the wrong team now, Kelly.
I’m sure Boston has plenty of Starbucks for ya.
-DRaysBay included a link to a piece about dirty baseball songs in The Rays Tank this morning. The article by Ben Lindbergh for Baseball Prospectus is called “Overthinking It” and it’s awesome. There’s apparently a slightly inappropriate baseball song for every adult occasion. Cleat chasers with standards might especially like, “If You Can’t Make A Hit In A Ball Game, You Can’t Make A Hit With Me.” » Continue reading “Tampa Bay Rays: Farewell, Shoppachalypse, Dirty Baseball Songs, David Price’s Tweets, And A Joe Maddon Interview”