- Some kid hands a Biscuits hat for him to sign.
- Shields: "Fun fact for you: I was the first player to throw a pitch for the Biscuits."
- Me: "True fact?"
- Shields: "True fact."
- Me: "What year?"
- Shields: "2004."
- Now you're more enlightened, tumblr.
and we losing 3 -2. It is really hot outside, too.
“The ‘Rays Way’ and ‘Another Way’ are synonymous terms,” the manager said. “On an annual basis, we have to try to figure out a way to take what’s given to us and try to make it work.”
I thought this was an interesting fact: According to the Elias Sports Bureau, the 2011 Rays will become the only team in history to have to replace that many pitchers who worked in that many games the year before.
“Everyone underestimates us every year,” Shields said, laughing. “We’re never going to be the top seed going into the season when you’re dealing with $200 million payrolls in the Yankees and Red Sox. But we don’t care. We like the fact that people underestimate us.”