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Rays Tank: Seeking a highlight for the end of the season

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I'm all out of jokes.

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Ladies, gentlemen, and domebiscuits, welcome to the Season Over Edition of the Rays Tank. Let's look at some goofy plays to try and help us forget.

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It's September 8. 2010, Rays down by three, with Sox on second and third, infield in, when David Ortiz hits a grounder to Ben Zobrist. Hilarity ensures.

Aaaaahahaha!

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Last year in LA, the Dodgers and Padres Little Leaguing it.

I think the Kershaw hop at the end might be my favorite part.

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Hey look, it's a woman in a big hat!

el oh el

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Something is bugging Justin Verlander

bzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

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Well, this is Kurios...

I want a pair of those accordion pants.

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Here's some other September 8ths from players whose clubs were also out of contention (probably):

  • 1916: A double record day: The smallest crowd in American League history (23 fans) show up at a rain soaked Shibe Park in Philly to watch switch-hitter Wally Schang for the hometown A's become the first player in major league history to homer from both sides of the plate in the same game.
  • 1940: In the first game of a doubleheader, Johnny Mize has the fourth three-homer game of his career. He is the first player with that many homer hat tricks. Despite his efforts, the Cards lose the game to Pirates 16-14. They also lose the second game 9-4. Such a Rays things to do.
  • 1942: In the Best City, the first exhibition game between two Negro League teams is finally played when the Philadelphia Stars beat the Baltimore Elite Giants 8-7 at Fenway Park.
  • 1965: In a promotion designed by Charlie Finley's Kansas City A's, Bert Campaneris becomes the first major leaguer to play all nine positions in a single game. The A's lose to the Angels in 13 innings.
  • 1985: Pete Rose singles twice against the Cubs at Wrigley Field, the second which ties Ty Cobb's all-time record of 4,191 hits. The game is suspended by darkness (isn't that convenient?) allowing Charles Hustle to break the record at home.
  • 1993: Darryl Kile of the Astros no-hits the Mets. The lone run for the Mets in the 7-1 Houston victory comes on a walk, an error, and a wild pitch.
  • 1998: Mark McGwire hits #62, breaking Roger Maris' single season record.

But enough of that. Here's your Link Dump:

  • First off, the news Rays fans did not want to hear. Their will be no Snell sighting in the majors this year, probably. It makes some sense, although clearing a 40-man spot isn't the toughest thing for this team to do right now, and they will need to add Snell for next year, anyway.