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[deleted]

I knew it would be a tough series, but I thought it would go a little better than that.


Bill2theE

The Astros will now underestimate the Rays in the ALCS after the Rays successfully tank just enough to nab the 6 seed. Thanos is supposed to win at the end of Infinity War. Kevin Cash used the time stone and saw getting swept was the only way.


Wise_ol_Buffalo

Woah there buddy. You guys lost to a very good team. Mariners are over here getting beat up by the Angels and Athletics. I think you’re safe from the 6 seed spot.


NOLA1987

Getting beat up by the A's. Welcome to the club, AL West brethren.


DubleDuce

Imagine a world where the Rays stumble into the playoffs and make it to the ALCS against the Astros who go up 3-0 on them only for the Rays to win three straight and then lose Game 7 on the road.


Bill2theE

I could imagine that. Or I could drink a lot and forget I ever had this thought experiment presented to me.


elimanninglightspeed

The one time I ever rooted for and bet tampa. Bet you guys before that series started and the series of emotions I experienced throughout that series was wild couldnt imagine how it was as a fan


BoredAtWork_91

After looking miserable all 60 games and finishing under .500, I was just stoked they had even gotten to the ALCS. Then to watch them force game 7 was absolutely hilarious to me. I was totally fine with them losing.


Hyperactivity786

Ngl, that playoff run was where I truly realized I could never not root for those guys. Coming back from 3-0 really has a way of making you remember why you love a team.


JinFuu

Especially with how awful we played in Game 1 and 2, thinking of some heartbreaking Altuve errors. I'm amazed we clawed out way back.


NOLA1987

I still feel we were one Altuve error from winning that series, but considering where we were during the regular season, I was just glad to get there.


rakiat97

My favourite fucking comment from Rays Fandom dear god.


splitstudd

Sinister


Thromnomnomok

> after the Rays successfully tank just enough to nab the 6 seed. Ha, you can't out-tank us for the 6 seed!


Alive-Ad-4164

Astros are the Thanos of the al


Tex004

*SNAP*


Outtie_5000

*BANG*


theshreddening

I believe it was more of a thud


Tiberius-Dawn

HE SAID IT HE SAID IT HE SAID THE THING


Anxious-Juggernaut26

Nah needles make more of a clinking sound. Ask any junkie yankee player from the 80’s-10’s and they would probably know better.


TheGhostOfSamHouston

And the category is “Things I do to the $5 hooker that is your mom”. Survey says….!


BoredAtWork_91

Suck it Trebek


Outtie_5000

https://imgur.com/a/gQyk5wp


TheGhostOfSamHouston

Yep. Bregs, is having a hell of a year this year.


SiegeOfMandalore

This reminds me of the video of the Yankees edited as the Avengers after Infinity War lmao Jacoby Ellsbury was Vision laying down too


[deleted]

Do Rays fans on Reddit have the same “sky is falling” ideology as they do on twitter? I surely hope not but I’m not holding out hope. It’s like Rays fans feel like everybody is making fun of them perpetually 24/7. It’s like they think they are the underdog still. We aren’t. We are a heavyweight. Whatever. We are still making the playoffs. Not worried


Bill2theE

I see you've never been on the Rays subreddit, where the sky is falling anytime the team scores less than 5 runs and a guy is ice cold any time he only goes 1-4 with a single


SiegeOfMandalore

Wait a minute that sounds like the Yankees subreddit


Bill2theE

It's just the internet. If Twitter and Reddit had their way 85% of players would be DFAd and the other 15% would be executed


kewpieoriole

Every manager would be executed after losing one game because they didn’t agree with the line up.


ITCM4

Except for Buck & Dusty.


kewpieoriole

You underestimate some of the fanbases lol. No one is safe! :/


ITCM4

Wait, I just blacked out and forgot about Buck putting in Ubaldo. There is no god.


Dtsung

And all owner and front office are morons


SiegeOfMandalore

If this includes Aaron Hicks, sign me up


Bill2theE

Aaron Hicks is the only player who'd survive. He's like how Taco Bell survived the fast food wars because McDonalds and Burger King both killed each other.


SiegeOfMandalore

Dear God no, anything but that


BreatheMyStink

What about the other 10%? Coach always said give 110%


Bill2theE

"That coach is trash and needs to be fired. Doesn't even know basic math." -Reddit/Twitter


AhLibLibLib

It’s so cringe. Like wtf do they get out of it


MUNZATHEGOD

Our sub complains about Acuna and Olson constantly. It’s hilarious honestly. Like Acuna is our best player, the expectations are so insane, he’s literally still a better hitter than dansby but dansby gets all the love because he normally sucks. lol I’ve never seen anything like it, well except for every other team sub. Why are people like this?


o2lsports

Dawg we have a sky is falling mentality for seasons in which we win 100+ games


lacrorear

It’s sigma he has 100% been on the rays subreddit


BoSocks91

This is every team sub across every sport though. Its doom and gloom.


archauv

If the team is not providing us with Pizza every night Cash is a failure and the team needs to go. Neander is the only one who has earned his keep around here.


[deleted]

Sounds cancerous.


Sager2th

I actually really like the Rays Franchise and hope y’all don’t relocate.


[deleted]

Relocate Whataburger to Central Florida


Sager2th

There is one in Florida I think. Edit: just googled it, there are three in Jacksonville.


[deleted]

Oh I know lol. Too far. Canes IS coming here though


Sager2th

Canes is so fucking good.


HotTubMike

My tendies have been getting smaller and the price of a caniac combo keeps going up. Very disappointing.


KLKap

Me and my wife always share the caniac combo! Has risen 3.50 over 4 years? Used to be 12 now it’s almost 16


[deleted]

It is! Never get it in a mall though!


sapphir8

I had the Whataburger in Jacksonville. It wasn’t close to the same taste compared to here in Houston.


Al_Carbo

I think the MLB have made it pretty clear they want the Rays to stay in the Tampa Bay Area, after they put down that Montreal-Tampa split season nonsense a couple months ago, West Florida is a massive a growing region, ownership would never want to abandon it


Breedwell

Wouldn't say sky is falling, but they sure played pretty poorly


[deleted]

It happens. Oh well. Don’t live and die with every game


Breedwell

Nah but going 5-9 over the past 4 series (3 of which against AL playoff opponents) is pretty bad. Now we have 10 in a row with the Jays, Guardians, and Stros again. They can't afford to have that same lack of success.


[deleted]

Not worried. Sky isn’t falling. It’s useless to waste emotions on something you cannot control. All you gotta do is believe


Breedwell

That is fair and they could play a lot better moving forward. Its also fair to recognize they've been in a bit of a slump (albeit to top teams) and wish they had made better of the opportunities.


yumyumapollo

I believe this team could easily lose a 3-game series against any team in the playoff picture. Granted, I felt the same way in 2020, and well...


[deleted]

Anybody can lose or beat anybody in the playoffs. Not worried. Not in the slightest. We ain’t losing to the As here. It’ll be fine.


jimmyfeitelberg

I'd agree except if the Jays have the play the Rays at the Trop. That place is cursed.


[deleted]

Spoopy


Hufflepuff_Baseball

I’ve learned to never underestimate you. It’s like that one guy you never trade with in your fantasy football league


Spaceolympian50

What’s up with the fan base though? I was watching the three games and the stadium was damn near empty for a team making a run for post season. So odd.


CableTop4233

I’ve heard a big issue is where that stadium is located - makes it very inconvenient for locals to get to it. Of course on the other hand, it may just be that baseball doesn’t really resonate in Florida. The Marlins are a low attendance team as well


[deleted]

It absolutely isn’t a big issue. Fans are lazy


CableTop4233

So do you think the Rays will move?


[deleted]

I don’t know. I hope not but they deserve a fanbase that goes to games and doesn’t complain on the internet.


CableTop4233

I don’t think a fanbase exists that doesn’t do the latter lol


LoveableNagato

Cause where it's located in St Petersburg is fucking dogshit atrocious. It's a pain to get to in any fucking direction in the state. Also it's kinda split, but I think the closed stadium just looks dumb and bland compared to other stadiums. I know and understand why it exists because Florida weather sucks, but like at least make it retractable


[deleted]

It’s a transplant city and people are too lazy to go. The location isn’t as bad as Rays Reddit pretends it to be (they rather spend their time bitching online at Marc Topkin than go to the game). It just is what it is Season ticket holder. 15 years. Go to as many games as possible. I’m tired of fan excuses


Spaceolympian50

Thats a shame. I think Florida would be a great place to play and watch baseball. I guess the tickets are at least a bit cheaper then right?


[deleted]

Not cheap, but not expensive either


Lukealloneword

Astros are on a great run I cant imagine them losing the World Series to an NL east team with a poor start of the season... So thats probably exactly what will happen. Lol


conker1264

Phillies…


WashingtonDiecast

they fit the bill of red and blue as well


thatguygreg

God Bless the Nationals


Lukealloneword

Greinke deserved a game 7 win with how well he was pitching. Its a damn shame he didn't get a ring.


YeOldeManDan

I'm still mad at Hinch for pulling him. Grienke's stuff was good, just got a terrible call.


FEWA723

The worse call was leaving Cole in the bullpen while Harris & Co blew the game.


DekuTrii

You be nice to Harris, we wouldn't have made it to Game 7 without him.


FEWA723

You're right. In the grand scheme of things, Harris was overall great. I dont blame him for game 7, I blame Hinch for not using Cole. If Cole blows Greinkes lead, I could live with that much easier than what happened.


Austintheweird94

ALL MY HOMIES DRINK MINUTE MAID.


yumyumapollo

Things did not go according to Tropiplana.


midnightsbane04

*looks in fridge* Guess we’re homies then.


riverbass9

Not that Tropicana stuff


BoredAtWork_91

Turned them into pulp!


illegal_deagle

I like the kind that says “Some Pulp”.


Austintheweird94

Homie for life right here. Though I will lean a bit more toward that heavy pulp. If it barley moves in the glass, perfecto!


cabo_szabo

*throws phone*


illegal_deagle

What the fuck was that for?!


theshreddening

Simply is the superior brand but when not available minute maid hits the spot


provoking

Same company, homie


cantsay

Oh no shit? That Simply Orange/Pineapple gonna hit a little harder next time.


FuckMinuteMaid

Not me


Austintheweird94

I'll give you the dedication haha


419blaizeit

Much appreciated Houston


Texan_Tiger817

Astros and Astros del Norte gotta stick together


wcalvert

The Biggios send their regards.


TheGhostOfSamHouston

For Springer 🥲


veroxii

Predator handshake meme: America's Team and Canada's Team


jyok33

Just don’t bite the hand that feeds you come October 🥺


Luckytxn_1959

Send poutine and we do it again soon when we play them again in our house.


blazinrumraisin

I drink your orange juice.


LiteratureNearby

_Diaz and Arozarena beating each other up with tenpins_ Also I didn't know that the pastor from the film was the Riddler in Batman lol


blazinrumraisin

Hell yea! Paul Dano is a great character actor. He's also in Prisoners (with Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal) and he's playing Stephen Spielberg's dad in The Fablemans.


Andujar4CF

My Astros 😍


Austintheweird94

See y'all soon!


-AgentMichaelScarn

Yankees bout to score negative runs.


riverbass9

Don’t tell me their going to be running the bases clockwise. 🤦‍♂️


chaosawaits

I’m still hoping for a another subway series, but honestly I wouldn’t be surprised if Cleveland or St Louis were there also with how well those two teams have played down the stretch.


MrPink93485

Astros pitching has me going the same way Instagram models apparently get to Adam Levine.


Basic_Bichette

Thank you for your service.


hanSoes

To all AL wildcard and AL East teams: you're welcome


hiphopdowntheblock

Got just a taste of being a Houston fan today Damn y'all eat good


hanSoes

Never too late to join the feast


chaosawaits

I’m good, but thank you


JulioForte

We want the 6 seed anyway


CamelLoggins

God I love the Astros


Grade-AMasterpiece

Goddamn, we sucked lmao.


conker1264

1 more win til 100!


Kdot32

Four different 100 win seasons since 2015…it’s great to watch


uniquecannon

Astros first 50 years: One 100 win season Astros last 6 years: Four 100 win seasons


fancifull

now let us sweep you


hanSoes

Sorry only the Oakland As are strong enough to sweep us


fancifull

time to activate sleeper agent Mancini


Eggersuit20

Sweeper agent was right there!


bantha121

Please no.... flying out for games 1 and 2


theshreddening

N O


depressiown

To be fair, the Rays had to face our best start-- well, our bottom 3 starters, but they're still pretty good.


AlexanderWun

Now you know how it feels


HOU-1836

Went to the Trop for yesterdays game. Fine place to watch a ball game. Went to the Burg Bar after and had a killer burger.


JAT621

"Dear diary..."


HOU-1836

And there was a lot of Astros fans there


JAT621

That's awesome. It would be cool if our fan base started traveling to away games more often.


ObscureMemes69420

As a Jays fan, I approve this message


ThisAnswerIsLit

I'm really hoping for a Dodgers - Astros rematch


ThatAnonymousDudeGuy

This is the best we’ve been since 2017, so naturally we’re gonna get bounced by whoever gets past the Wildcard because that’s just how baseball goes.


GsoFly

Would be great for TV, but I'd rather rematch the Braves with Verlander and McCullers healthy this time around.


Thorlolita

I think people are sleeping on the Braves. Again.


sports_farts

Baseball playoffs is the biggest crapshoot of all of the sports, shouldn't really sleep on anyone who makes it that far because it means they are hot at the moment.


TheGhostOfSamHouston

How can you sleep on any team they has Strider?! That dude seriously freaks me out


NOLA1987

I mean...have you seen those quads?


33thirtythree

I don't even know why. They are really really good.


Kdot32

I see what you’re saying…but I’m tired of losing to NL East teams


DubleDuce

Redemption versus the Mets or Phillies. Bank on it


splitstudd

I'd rather crush that soft lefty heavy dodger starting pitching


NOLA1987

Lol. I'm really not. That's the match up I want least. I think we can win, but is it worth the toxicity? I don't know.


jatorres

The matchup I’m most worried about, tbh. That’s a scary team.


Breedwell

Absolute hot garbage


Sky_London

Just making sure the Rays have no illusions


Sigmaintellectual

Astros W


BIG_DICK_WHITT

Ew gross I can’t believe I rooted for this


Nolesman357

So it won’t happen in the playoffs


WhatsVersace

Let’s go!!!


bengalsfu

Thank you Houston, very cool!


sapphir8

Anytime!


TravelingFlipper

Everyone loves us again 🥰


OnlyHereForMemes69

Perhaps I treated the Astros too harshly


cowboys5xsbs

Thanks Astros I am going to go puke now


MasterMentorJr

First run scored on a botched double play ball too


Padulsky21

Any update and that shit that happened with Yandy and Randy?


BoredAtWork_91

I hate that those don’t rhyme.


Padulsky21

Oh, oh dear god. Took me awhile to put it together but now I can’t unsee it. Oh that is so cursed lol


1spring

Astros can now rest their best players, starting tonight, right? Thanks, The Orioles


TexasHot

Subscribe


MeatTornado25

Thanks?


BoSocks91

Always amazes me how streaks like this go unnoticed for so long


WhoJustShat

The Jays owe a great debt, we Jays fans thank you


[deleted]

Treat springer right


WhoJustShat

We love that man, the team isn't nearly as good when he's not playing this year


muaddib99

subscribe. let's make it 2 in a row


bmac_2144

Cool now lose the next 4 please


TheBiggestJig

thanks fellas!


greenday182182

Thank you


DexterScott655

Great


Cycles_wp

I'm afraid this proves that the rays playoff hopes are all but over. Even if they do manage to win the wildcard match, their continued hopeless play against stronger teams will earn them an early exit.


Jr05s

Their tanking for the sixth seed.


ironlungbreathe

2 to 1, let's go A's. Sweep time!


chaosawaits

I actually would root for the Houston Astros if their manager wasn’t Dusty Baker.


provoking

i would actually root for the yankees if their manager wasn't boone, and if they weren't from New York, and if they didn't play in an ugly stadium, and if they didn't have Aaron Judge, and if they didn't have such terrible colors and uniforms, and if they weren't owned by a megalomaniac, and if their name wasn't the yankees


Agodunkmowm

Good news for the Mariners! Also, Fuck Houston!


hanSoes

Rude. They just did yall a favor


ironlungbreathe

That's why I'm an Orioles fan.


Agodunkmowm

Damn, you are right. Let me re-phrase: Fuck the Astros!


ironlungbreathe

A's fan too.


Agodunkmowm

Good to give some love to the small market teams. Also, fuck the CHEATING Astros!


ThirdPoliceman

Cmon man, you were still in middle school in 2017. It’s time to move on.


Agodunkmowm

You are totally right, that was rude of me. Also, fuck Houston!


Al_Carbo

Yeah but the Astros also provably stole an ALCS and got almost no punishment, that’s hard to get over, especially for a Yankee fan like myself Edit: downvote me all you want, it’s true and you know it


ThirdPoliceman

Don’t be jealous our team cheats more efficiently than yours.


riverbass9

You’re just jelly that the plan Carlos Beltran thought up for your team didn’t work as well as the plan he came up for our team


[deleted]

The Yankees scored 4 runs in 3 games in Minute Maid and Lance McCullers threw 24 straight curveballs. Get over it man.


Ok_Comfort183

Rude they did the whole al east a favor, well every team but the rays. Still don't like them though


[deleted]

😎🍦