Game 96 in a season of 162, and our attention begins to drift. Instead we offer you a baseball game in which all the drama happens outside the foul lines, outside the cocked dome, where life isn’t always a perfect 72 degrees.
“If Longoria had done everything he has done for the Rays—reviving the franchise after years of pain, becoming the face the game is trying to convey to the public—for the Yankees instead, he’s Jeter, right? Isn’t it obvious that Longoria is the next Jeter? Except with more power…and about one-fiftieth the fans.”—Will Leitch, writer of “Will’s World” for Sporting News. (via battingcleanup)
“I’ll quit.tampa”—Rays pitcher David Price, when asked on Twitter what he would do if his buddy James Shields got traded from Tampa. Price already went through the devastating loss of friend Matt Garza in the off-season. :( (via battingcleanup)