The Rays showed their support for another Bay area team last week by wearing Lightning shirts on Thursday night as they made their trip to Toronto.Â Tonight, the Lightning face the Penguins at 8 p.m. ET in Pittsburgh for Game 7 of the first round of the playoffs.Â The Rays are in Minnesota and begin a three game series against the Twins at 8:10 p.m. ET (yesterday’s game was postponed due to rain).Â Wade Davis (2-2, 2.72 ERA) will start for Tampa Bay while lefty Francisco Liriano (1-3, 7.40 ERA) will be on the mound for Minnesota.
A picture is supposed to tell 1000 words and blah blah blah, but I’m going to keep my observations on this one short and sweet:
1. I want to hang out with David Price.
2. All of the guys wearing their caps backwards need to remember that they’re baseball players and turn those things around.Â I’m talking to you, Joel Peralta, Evan Longoria, B.J. Upton, Sean Rodriguez and James Shields.Â I heard my dad talk to his players on a regular basis about wearing their cap properly but I can tell the Rays one thing my dad would never say to them: You’re more attractive when you wear the cap the right way.Â (Jeremy Hellickson isn’t wearing his cap backwards…but he’s not wearing it right either.)
3. Sometimes it’s hard for me to remember that Johnny Damon is from Orlando because, and I mean this in the best way possible, he could almost fit in with the cast of Jersey Shore.
4 And finally, Kelly Shoppach: You are not Tony Romo and you should not want to be like Tony Romo.