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Phantastic Phillies one win away from ending William Penn’s curse

Tampa Bay looks over-matched, the Phillies are rolling, and I just don’t see a whole lot of reason right now for the Rays to be optimistic. SCOTT JACOBS Pick up a phone, find Terry Francona’s number and put it on speed-dial. For the duration of this less then exciting World Series, the Rays should keep […]

Game one goes to Philadelphia

Brad Lidge is once again lights out as the Phillies survive the Rays 3-2 in game one SCOTT JACOBS The Rays may be the comeback kids, but Brad Lidge is a totally different animal. Lidge came out in the ninth, completely shut down Tampa Bay’s potent offense, and the Phillies walked out of game one […]

Tampa Bay all the way… to the World Series

Relive the final two and a half innings from a sports blogger’s point of view from an epic game seven SCOTT JACOBS Okay, so they’re not going to Disneyworld. Well, not yet at least, but Tampa Bay is going to the World Series after holding off the pesky World Champion Red Sox in a thrilling […]

ERays the Collapse: Tampa Bay does it!

The party’s not over yet for Tampa Bay’s improbable, unbelievable rise from worst to first in the American League SCOTT JACOBS Contact Disney, start sending them the scripts. This is officially a Hollywood story. The Tampa Bay Rays knocked out the champs, and now they’re four wins away from being the champs. Ten years of […]

No looking back now Tampa Bay

Just what in the world does a team have to do to dispatch these pesky Red Sox? SCOTT JACOBS The thrill of victory. The agony of blowing a seven run lead. Tampa Bay was so close. Up 7-0 in the top of the seventh, just nine outs away from the most improbable turnaround in recent […]

Red ShOXer

The Red Sox stun the Rays, coming back from a 7-0 deficit to win 8-7 on a walkoff hit in the ninth inning SCOTT JACOBSĀ  It’s the second largest comeback in baseball playoff history, and it comes from the team that just refuses to die! The Boston Red Sox, king of the comeback, have done […]

You don’t mess with Florida

With Tampa Bay obliterating the Red Sox 9-1 at Fenway Park in game 3 of an exciting ALCS, Florida’s unexplainable post-season dominance continues SCOTT JACOBS You can’t help but wonder what is in the water in Florida. Or what they’re feeding these guys in Florida. Or something, anything at all, to explain the state that […]

Eleventh Heaven

Rays win wild game two 9-8 in 11 crazy innings to tie their ALCS with Boston 1-1 SCOTT JACOBS Fans were sleeping. Heads were slouched, yawns aplenty. On the surface, this didn’t look like the closing moments of a crucial game two. It looked more like the 2008 All Star Game, that kept going and […]

It’s official: Red Sox-Rays, what a matchup for the ALCS

LA-Philly should be a fun series, but the proof is in the pudding that Red Sox-Rays should be an instant classic SCOTT JACOBS The ALCS is set! Boston-Tampa Bay. It should be one heck of a brawl. The two AL East rivals, who finished one and 32 last year respectively, are playing for a trip […]

HooRAY for Tampa Bay

The Rays roll right into the ALCS with an impressive series victory over the White Sox, and guess what? They just might go all the way SCOTT JACOBS Goodbye laughingstock, hello final four. If there was ever a doubt that the Tampa Bay Rays were for real, even as we entered the post-season, those doubts […]

A-Rod Has Tits

COLIN LINNEWEBER ALEX RODRIGUEZ New York Yankees regular season statistics compiler and October failure, Alex Rodriguez, passed out during the birth of his daughter, Natasha, 3, in 2004 it was revealed this week on an episode of the YES Network’s “YESterday’s.” “As tough and big as he seems, he is real wimpy around doctors or […]

5 Crippling Losses

COLIN LINNEWEBER Since I began watching sports in 1987, I have seen the magnitude that a single crippling-loss can have on an organization, institution or individual performer. Sometimes a gut-wrenching failure can unhinge an athlete or team and instantly make their days of glory a thing of the past. In lieu of the New England […]