First off before anyone says anything, yes, I do have a man-crush on Carl Crawford. Let's just get that out there now. That being said, I really hate all you C.C. haters that have been ranting on him lately. There are two types of Rays fans: Those that dig Carl Crawford, and those that suck, and you know who you are (R.J.). Sure, he is having a down year offensively thus far, but he has made a highlight reel's worth of amazing catches in left field this year, therefore saving runs, saving the pitcher's arm, basically winning games single-glovedly. You all need to get behind this guy and give him a break, but instead you are just a bunch of what-have-you-done-for-me-latelys. After all, Carl has been there for us as a bit of sunshine during those terrible losing seasons. Who else was making sliding catches, leading the league in stolen bases, hitting inside-the-parkers, stealing home, and having the most hits in August? He was the only shoulder we could cry on. The only flower blooming in our big pile of sh*t. And now that the Rays are winning and he is having a rough time, you abandon him in the woods like unwanted offspring. You should be ashamed of yourselves. You drag out these stats like, "His whatever/whatever is terrible", or "His OPS is blah-blah-blah." Well I don't need stats or numbers; I just listen to my gut. My gut tells me that I need to eat lunch, but it also tells me that when C.C. gets back from his suspension, he is going to be on fire at the plate. Not only that, but he needs to bat third in the line-up. I will give you one stat, for that is about as ambitious as I am feeling: on Monday night when C.C. hit third for the first time this year he had 2 hits, 2 runs, 1 RBI, and 2 stolen bases. I rest my case. I know R.J. will say "He does not like to hit third", but you know what? The guy likes to hit third. You have seen A Ray of New Hope and The Red Sox Empire Strikes Back, now get ready for Return of the Carl Crawford!
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