Monday, May 31, 2010
Rays-ing the Bar on AL East Sibling Rivalry
By Ian Hunter
When you could easily out-muscle them into doing all your chores simply by giving them a Purple Nurple, Noogie or Wet Willy?
Now imagine if that brother or sister you tortured for so many years grew up to be bigger, stronger, and faster than you. And they didn't forget about those Purple Nurples either.
If the American League East were a family, the Tampa Bay Rays would be that ugly duckling youngest sibling who desperately sought attention as a child, only to grow up and outperform all their brothers and sisters and become the family favourite.
The Toronto Blue Jays on the other hand would be the middle child who won back to back Spelling Bee's when they were younger, but ever since then have had trouble finding that magic once again.
Starting this evening, it will be a battle between the middle and youngest children of the American League East: the Toronto Blue Jays and the Tampa Bay Rays.
Sibling rivalry is about to be taken to a whole new level.