How smart are those Rays?
After battling the Tampa Bay Rays for the last four seasons, all respect is due an organization that continues to compete with limited resources like they do. Yes, the are smart. We hear it over and over to the point of it being nausea-inducing. In contrast, the New York Yankees are painted as lumbering idiots. If the major leagues were a high school, the Rays would be the valedictorian and the Yankees would be the dumb jocks. And with all due respect to the job Andy Pettitte did last night against the Yankees’ rival, he really was a master playing with kids. The lineup presented against him was so full of holes, the outcome should have turned out the way it did.