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The ever present Cork Gaines took a job at us, or more precisely myself for my little "Tampa fans are morons," post, and for that I owe him the favor.

When the news broke that Curt Schilling would be willing to play for the Tampa Bay Devil Rays in 2008, RJ Anderson of DRays Bay, wrote a one-line post.

    I am Nostradamus!

We are not sure if he predicted that Schilling would be OK with playing with the Rays or maybe he predicted Hitler would invade Poland. Either way, Mr. Anderson was not content with his new lofty status of being able to predict that Schilling would make another outlandish statement.

Mr. Anderson followed that up with a second post yesterday titled "Tampa Fans Are Morons: 256th Edition". We could not find the previous 255 editions, but apparently Mr. Anderson, on 256 different occasions has come up with reasons why you (and we) are "morons".

Mr. Corky understands sarcasm, we know this from the past, we also know he knew that we were joking about the whole "seeing the future" joke, but this did not stop Mr. Gaines.
o what was the 256th reason? Apparently if you, like us, doubt that Curt Schilling is going to pitch for the Rays in 2008, you are a moron. Or maybe you just think it is a bad idea to give a 41-year old pitcher that is 7-5 this season, a $10+ million contract for one season. Be careful. That makes you a moron.

incorrect Mr. Gaines, it makes you a moron when you say something like "NOOOOOO!" then turn around and bitch about the DRO not spending money, we have a large contingency of readers on this site who don't like the move and I remember saying:
"That's why you gotta love this site, it honestly has a nice collection of some of the most intelligent Rays fans around, even in disagreement it's never stupid reasoning or lacking presentation."

Mr. Corky must fail at reading comprehension that or he's trying to make a little ripple in the pool, I wonder which one it is?

That's right folks. A Devil Rays FanSite thinks that Devil Rays fans are morons. A blog written by Devil Rays fans, just insulted Devil Rays fans.

But he doesn't stop there. Not satisfied with just insulting Devil Rays fans, Mr. Anderson goes on to insult every person that lives in the Tampa-St. Pete area.

No he didn't! Oh yes. Yes he did. Apparently Mr. Anderson is now saying that living in the Tampa area turns your brain "to mush". Nothing like alienating your demographic.

Then again Mr. Anderson is the same gentleman that told us last year that Rocco Baldelli is not injury-prone.

And we are the morons?

Oh nice one Corky, bringing up a year and two injuries ago, that's the way to prove a point, nicely done. Also as I've stated in the past guys like "Jason from Tampa" who called in and said trade Price; those are bloody morons, I will not apologize for that take. I have nothing against Gaines, but I couldn't help but laugh when I saw Joe Aiello in the comments add this:
joeaiello said...

    Just another reason why I stopped reading their site altogether. When you couple that with the ignorant behavior of him and Jacob Larson on our blog with comment spam, it makes for a rather unprofessional appearance to that site. Keep up the good work, Cork.
    2:12 PM

Ignorant behavior = pointing out that Scot Shields is not a Ray, this isn't the first time Mr. Aiello has tried calling me out for that in public, but yet where as we keep our site meter account open to the public, FutureRays or Rays of Light closed their account after they realized we trumped them nearly 7:1 readers wise. He also lies when he states he doesn't read DRB, we have the "Who's Online" feature Mr. Aiello, we know damn well you read our site. I read your's, as does Jake, but we'll admit that without any shame. So yes we read our competition, just like Pepsi keeps tabs on Coca Cola, it's smart business, and if anyone has issues with this than that's simply too bad.