Rays of Sunshine

Saturday, May 02 2009 @ 12:52 PM EDT

Contributed by: Magpie

First and foremost, the mighty Roy Halladay. Even if he hasn't quite rounded into full Doc mode yet.

Then there were those other Rays (forever known as the Devil Fishies around my abode) who knocked off the Red Sox last night, thus sending them back into second place. Early in the game, SoSH poster Mystic Merlin noted that "Longoria is definitely not picking up the ball well off Masterson. Looks very uncomfortable."

A couple of innings later it was "Oh no. Do not walk the bases loaded to face Longoria."

And finally "Doesn't look like Longoria has trouble seeing Masterson's pitches anymore."

So that was gratifying. It wasn't as much fun watching the LA Angels bullpen cough up a 9-4 8th inning lead in new Yankee Stadium, where they are experimenting with many exciting new ideas and concepts, some of which may eventually take hold but for the moment could be slightly ahead of their time. Like the $2600 seat.

And by the way, is it just me or does the AL West, not to put too fine a point on it, blow chunks? Could any of those outfits be described as good baseball teams?