I mentioned in the Rays-Cubs thread a couple days ago that I thought the Cubs would take 2 of 3, simply because we have been winning games lately we normally would lose. No excuses from me, we got flat outplayed in this series. We had mental breakdowns, our normally steady bullpen got hammered, and the young talent of the Rays brought it all series. My hat is off to the Rays, who are (and have been for years) my favorite AL team. The Rays kicked ass, and the Cubs looked like little-leaguers.
What a talented team you guys have in Tampa, and you should be very proud. As most road games I attend for the Cubs, we seemed to pack the stadium, but I earnestly hope the folks in the Tampa Bay region realize what a gem of a team is playing right there in the Bayand get behind that team to keep growing it and become a powerhouse. God, please beat the brakes off the Yanks and Red Sox, and maybe ESPN will get off their jocks.
As always, I have had a wonderful time here, and the Rays fans have been a lot of fun and incredibly hospitable. Thanks to Jared, Eddie, Ashley, and the other chick (sorry I can't remember the name) for buying me drinks to drown my sorrows after the game at the bar. You guys were great fun and I hope you remembered the name of this site and joined up to read. Thanks for those Jagerbombs, though I think my liver is crying right now.
Best of luck to the Rays, I would love to see you guys again in October and maybe y'all can leave some of the talent at home. :)