I also love the Sox blog 'Surviving Grady'
To my unkempt joy the two recently came together in the blogs analysis of the Tampa sweep over the Red Sox. They pointed out, beautifully, that perhaps it wasn't absolute genius on the Rays part to mock the reigning MLB Champions after a mid season sweep by playing 'Sweet Caroline' on the PA after the final out was made.
'Surving Grady' wrote at the time;
That's a play right out of Smug Upstart Wannabes 101--the mark of a team that's so confused by its own success, it feels it has to take these opportunities to step on the 600 pound gorilla's nuts when he's down, because it's not sure it'll ever have another chance to do so.Well, what do you know, come the All Star break, the Red Sox are back on top of the AL East and the upstart Rays are in a diving, spinning seven game slump that they might find it hard to pull out of.
Sporting Karma, so simple and yet so effective.
What's not to love?