By - hanSoes
I knew it would be a tough series, but I thought it would go a little better than that.
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.
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.
Getting beat up by the A's. Welcome to the club, AL West brethren.
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.
I could imagine that. Or I could drink a lot and forget I ever had this thought experiment presented to me.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
My favourite fucking comment from Rays Fandom dear god.
> after the Rays successfully tank just enough to nab the 6 seed.
Ha, you can't out-tank us for the 6 seed!
Astros are the Thanos of the al
I believe it was more of a thud
HE SAID IT HE SAID IT HE SAID THE THING
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.
And the category is “Things I do to the $5 hooker that is your mom”. Survey says….!
Suck it Trebek
Yep. Bregs, is having a hell of a year this year.
This reminds me of the video of the Yankees edited as the Avengers after Infinity War lmao Jacoby Ellsbury was Vision laying down too
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
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
Wait a minute that sounds like the Yankees subreddit
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
Every manager would be executed after losing one game because they didn’t agree with the line up.
Except for Buck & Dusty.
You underestimate some of the fanbases lol. No one is safe! :/
Wait, I just blacked out and forgot about Buck putting in Ubaldo. There is no god.
And all owner and front office are morons
If this includes Aaron Hicks, sign me up
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.
Dear God no, anything but that
What about the other 10%? Coach always said give 110%
"That coach is trash and needs to be fired. Doesn't even know basic math." -Reddit/Twitter
It’s so cringe. Like wtf do they get out of it
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?
Dawg we have a sky is falling mentality for seasons in which we win 100+ games
It’s sigma he has 100% been on the rays subreddit
This is every team sub across every sport though. Its doom and gloom.
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.
I actually really like the Rays Franchise and hope y’all don’t relocate.
Relocate Whataburger to Central Florida
There is one in Florida I think.
Edit: just googled it, there are three in Jacksonville.
Oh I know lol. Too far. Canes IS coming here though
Canes is so fucking good.
My tendies have been getting smaller and the price of a caniac combo keeps going up. Very disappointing.
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
It is! Never get it in a mall though!
I had the Whataburger in Jacksonville. It wasn’t close to the same taste compared to here in Houston.
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
Wouldn't say sky is falling, but they sure played pretty poorly
It happens. Oh well. Don’t live and die with every game
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.
Not worried. Sky isn’t falling. It’s useless to waste emotions on something you cannot control. All you gotta do is believe
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.
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...
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.
I'd agree except if the Jays have the play the Rays at the Trop. That place is cursed.
I’ve learned to never underestimate you. It’s like that one guy you never trade with in your fantasy football league
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.
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
It absolutely isn’t a big issue. Fans are lazy
So do you think the Rays will move?
I don’t know. I hope not but they deserve a fanbase that goes to games and doesn’t complain on the internet.
I don’t think a fanbase exists that doesn’t do the latter lol
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
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
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?
Not cheap, but not expensive either
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
they fit the bill of red and blue as well
God Bless the Nationals
Greinke deserved a game 7 win with how well he was pitching. Its a damn shame he didn't get a ring.
I'm still mad at Hinch for pulling him. Grienke's stuff was good, just got a terrible call.
The worse call was leaving Cole in the bullpen while Harris & Co blew the game.
You be nice to Harris, we wouldn't have made it to Game 7 without him.
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.
ALL MY HOMIES DRINK MINUTE MAID.
Things did not go according to Tropiplana.
*looks in fridge*
Guess we’re homies then.
Not that Tropicana stuff
Turned them into pulp!
I like the kind that says “Some Pulp”.
Homie for life right here. Though I will lean a bit more toward that heavy pulp. If it barley moves in the glass, perfecto!
What the fuck was that for?!
Simply is the superior brand but when not available minute maid hits the spot
Same company, homie
Oh no shit? That Simply Orange/Pineapple gonna hit a little harder next time.
I'll give you the dedication haha
Much appreciated Houston
Astros and Astros del Norte gotta stick together
The Biggios send their regards.
For Springer 🥲
Predator handshake meme: America's Team and Canada's Team
Just don’t bite the hand that feeds you come October 🥺
Send poutine and we do it again soon when we play them again in our house.
_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
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.
My Astros 😍
See y'all soon!
Yankees bout to score negative runs.
Don’t tell me their going to be running the bases clockwise. 🤦♂️
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.
Astros pitching has me going the same way Instagram models apparently get to Adam Levine.
Thank you for your service.
To all AL wildcard and AL East teams: you're welcome
Got just a taste of being a Houston fan today
Damn y'all eat good
Never too late to join the feast
I’m good, but thank you
We want the 6 seed anyway
God I love the Astros
Goddamn, we sucked lmao.
1 more win til 100!
Four different 100 win seasons since 2015…it’s great to watch
Astros first 50 years: One 100 win season
Astros last 6 years: Four 100 win seasons
now let us sweep you
Sorry only the Oakland As are strong enough to sweep us
time to activate sleeper agent Mancini
Sweeper agent was right there!
Please no.... flying out for games 1 and 2
To be fair, the Rays had to face our best start-- well, our bottom 3 starters, but they're still pretty good.
Now you know how it feels
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.
And there was a lot of Astros fans there
That's awesome. It would be cool if our fan base started traveling to away games more often.
As a Jays fan, I approve this message
I'm really hoping for a Dodgers - Astros rematch
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.
Would be great for TV, but I'd rather rematch the Braves with Verlander and McCullers healthy this time around.
I think people are sleeping on the Braves. Again.
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.
How can you sleep on any team they has Strider?! That dude seriously freaks me out
I mean...have you seen those quads?
I don't even know why. They are really really good.
I see what you’re saying…but I’m tired of losing to NL East teams
Redemption versus the Mets or Phillies.
Bank on it
I'd rather crush that soft lefty heavy dodger starting pitching
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.
The matchup I’m most worried about, tbh. That’s a scary team.
Absolute hot garbage
Just making sure the Rays have no illusions
Ew gross I can’t believe I rooted for this
So it won’t happen in the playoffs
Thank you Houston, very cool!
Everyone loves us again 🥰
Perhaps I treated the Astros too harshly
Thanks Astros I am going to go puke now
First run scored on a botched double play ball too
Any update and that shit that happened with Yandy and Randy?
I hate that those don’t rhyme.
Oh, oh dear god. Took me awhile to put it together but now I can’t unsee it. Oh that is so cursed lol
Astros can now rest their best players, starting tonight, right?
Always amazes me how streaks like this go unnoticed for so long
The Jays owe a great debt, we Jays fans thank you
Treat springer right
We love that man, the team isn't nearly as good when he's not playing this year
subscribe. let's make it 2 in a row
Cool now lose the next 4 please
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.
Their tanking for the sixth seed.
2 to 1, let's go A's. Sweep time!
I actually would root for the Houston Astros if their manager wasn’t Dusty Baker.
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
Good news for the Mariners! Also, Fuck Houston!
Rude. They just did yall a favor
That's why I'm an Orioles fan.
Damn, you are right. Let me re-phrase: Fuck the Astros!
A's fan too.
Good to give some love to the small market teams. Also, fuck the CHEATING Astros!
Cmon man, you were still in middle school in 2017. It’s time to move on.
You are totally right, that was rude of me. Also, fuck Houston!
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
Don’t be jealous our team cheats more efficiently than yours.
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
The Yankees scored 4 runs in 3 games in Minute Maid and Lance McCullers threw 24 straight curveballs. Get over it man.
Rude they did the whole al east a favor, well every team but the rays. Still don't like them though