THIS IS A CARRY-OVER FROM WHEN CRISP GOES IN HARD AGAINST IWAMURA
He goes in hard against Rays 2B Akinori Iwamura, when he's actually pissed off at Rays SS Jason Bartlett for blocking the base earlier in the game.
Tampa Bay manager Joe Maddon felt Crisp "intentionally" tried to hurt Rays second baseman Akinori Iwamura with a hard slide when he was caught stealing.
Crisp said he was upset with shortstop Jason Bartlett, not Iwamura, after Bartlett put his knee down in front of the bag on Crisp's successful steal in the sixth Wednesday, saying he sprained his left thumb on a headfirst slide.
Ouch!!! He hurt his little thumb did he? Awwww poor little Cocoa Puff. He hurt his itty, bitty little thumb and his mommy is not around to kiss it and make it better. Go find your sister Cream of Wheat and see if maybe she can put a little sugar on it, baby.
So anyway, instead of being patient and picking his spot to get even with Barrett, or having one of his pitchers send Mr. Bartlett a "message" concealed inside a pitch, he takes liberties with the most passive Ray on the team.
And then acts surprised when James Shields does the right thing by protecting his guy. It's not like Acki can go in hard against the Sawks CF now can they?
My man Jonny Gomes apparently lands a couple on Crisp's sorry ass noggin after he and Shields exchange shadow punches. My new Rays hero.
This just goes to show that the Rays are for real. The Yanks and the Sawks best beware and are on notice. The fact that they are expending their energy on the Rays shows that they've arrived on the scene.
Hopefully, this will provide a boost for the Rays down the road.
This is just another reason for me to hate the Sawks. And most everything else Boston lately.
This is really going to make the NBA Finals tough on us here.
Let's see, Celtics or Kobe?
Celtics or Kobe?
I don't know, I'm going to have to get back to you on that one.