Boston just looks beautiful today, perfect setting for not one, but two games...
Let's play two today??? pic.twitter.com/AZ0ZqnNPdx— Dave Wills (@davewills34) May 1, 2014
There was quite the debacle in concluding whether to schedule the doubleheader for today or later in the season, with the Red Sox pushing for the doubleheader, all because of some bobbleheads. When it was decided and confirmed, Rays players, especially Ben Zobrist (the current player rep in Matt Moore's absence), were none too pleased:
#Rays Zobrist also said "it won't be frustrating if we win two games tomorrow.""— Marc Topkin (@TBTimes_Rays) May 1, 2014
In short, the Rays were told by MLB that the Red Sox (and Cubs) have exceptions to the standard rules in the Basic Agreement "to basically exercise their own right to do what they want to do."
That seems fair. Yay Red Sox. Time to go win two - if weather permits.
Chris Archer shared some exciting news via Twitter yesterday:
I was informed today that I'm an official MLB international ambassador. My first international trip is to S.Africa this offseason.— Chris Archer (@ChrisArcher42) April 30, 2014
And in lieu of a game, @RaysBaseball provided a few facts about the season thus far:
Positive notes: #Rays drew club-record 100 walks in April. Ryan Hanigan's 15 RBI tied John Flaherty ('99) for most by Rays catcher in April.— Tampa Bay Rays (@RaysBaseball) April 30, 2014
Talk about April showers: #Rays 16 losses are their most in a month since September '09 (17). **Flips calendar to May.**— Tampa Bay Rays (@RaysBaseball) April 30, 2014
Hanigan has also thrown out 4 of 10 attempted base stealers. His 40 percent caught-stealing rate leads major league backstops. #Rays— Tampa Bay Rays (@RaysBaseball) April 30, 2014
In this Tweet-heavy Tank, I leave you with some positive words from good ole Gabe Kapler, who is seeing the glass half full and drinking the same Kool Aid as Joe and I:
#Rays fans, hang in there. Last year on this date, your boys had one more win than they have this season. April can be misleading.— gabe kapler (@gabekapler) April 30, 2014