Anyone have any questions? Who? What? Why? When? How? Yea yea, I know some poeple may be confused. Like those people who dismissed our strong spring saying “It’s just Spring Training, it doesn’t matter. ” (Yeah Yankees, it sure doesn’t matter! Have fun golfing!) Then our strong April, “It’s just April.” Then May, “Talk to us in October!” they sneered. June, “They’ll fall apart soon.” July, “Oh, 7 game skid, I told you they’d slip.” August, “Um, how are they stil in first place?” Septemeber, “Uh, where can I get a mohawk?”
And now, OCTOBER!!!!!!!!
You can’t believe how excited I am. This is everything a mascot could dream about. From my humble beginings as a minor minor league mascot to the past 11 years of rooting on the Rays, this is what all of my hard work has been for. The whole town is a buzz with the Rays. Everyone has mohwaks. I swear, I saw a grandmother with one. I even saw a dog! I’d like to point out that I’ve had my ‘hawk since Sept 17. It’s looking a little bit droopy by now. I need some more Aquanet.
I am so proud of my Rays. Pena, who’s one of the nicest guys in the league. Aki, who always asks me how I’m doing, even though he can’t understand my response. Barlett, our MVP. Longo, who’s never too busy to give me a fist bump. BJ, with his mohawk leadership. Gross, the king of walk offs. CC, who’s chomping at the bit to get back. Fernadez, who came up and made a huge impact. Cliff, DHing his way into big wins. Hinske, who didn’t even make the team out of spring training and ended up being an impact player. JP, who has solidified our bull pen. And how about Kaz, Shields, Sonny, Garza, and Jackson? What a killer rotation! And who can forget Percival, the vetran leader who helped all of our young pitchers mature. And my boy Jonny Gomes, the epitome of “Heart and Soul.” And the man behind it all, Joe Maddon. With his Buddy Holly glasses, hiw win, and philosophy, he shows how to win. 9=8! But now, 9=4.
Pay close attention to the Rays. This is one of the greatest and closest teams ever assembled. I am truly proud to be a part of this organization.
LET’S GO RAYS!