Is there anybody, outside of the douche bag Red Sox and Yankees fans, who is not rooting for the Tampa Bay (don't call them Devil) Rays? Those dudes love to scrap.
And yes, that girl in the picture is who you think it is.
The Rays brawled with the Yankees in Spring Training. And yesterday, they brawled with the Red Sox after Coco Crisp couldn't take his beaning like a man. Crisp had a hard slide into second base on Wednesday that could have been considered dirty. The Yankees and Sox have taken liberties with the Rays before, so you can't blame them for retaliating against Crisp on Thursday. James Shields hit Crisp in the legs. Not in the head, as he probably deserved. Crisp should have done the right thing and just ran to first base.
But this being an entitled member of the Red Sox, he had to charge the mound. Thankfully, he was beat down nWo style by the Rays. Major League Baseball should suspend Crisp for a month. If you are going to dish out the hard slides, you had better be able to back it up. Not following the code of baseball is inexcusable.
And speaking of Boston, congratulations on your Game 1 victory over the Lakers. Allen Iverson believes that you guys are looking pretty good.
Well, probably not.
Tell that the Celtics had to go to the "fake injury" card so early in the series. They should have at least waited until Game 5 before going to that. Shawn Michaels and soccer players feel that Paul Puss might have gone a little too far over the line with his antics.
What will the Cellbitch do for an encore?
The team will likely announce, prior to Game 2, that Kevin Garnett has been killed in a car accident. Then Paul Bearer will bring an urn onto the court before tipoff and then, suddenly, K-G's music will hit and he will drop into the arena like Sting did during his WCW days. (Or this being the Celtics, it will likely end up like Owen Hart.) Because really, those are about the only options left for the Cellbitch at this point.
Boston has used all of its ploys and received a series worth of miracle shots to fall in. The Irish ain't that lucky. Look for Phil Jackson to make the adjustments, Kobe to hit a few open shots and this series will turn into a laugher.
From our friend Shane at The Wade Blogs: