What a breath of fresh Air!!
As I’m driving Home, I’m listening to the radio, as the "Drive-Home" host of our afternoon Sports radio show is live at Al Lang Stadium in St. Pete.
It’s Friday Afternoon, and the Rays are preparing for an Evening game against the Reds.
Maddon is up first in the interview seat, then later I hear Toby Hall.
In the "ever so young" life of the Rays, I’ve never heard such genuine enthusiasm for the up coming season as I do now. As a fan, it excites me to what the season holds for us. My expectations are high, as are those of my entire family who are "Die-Hard" Rays Fans.
You always have to expect the Best when you’re a fan. There’s nothing greater than the pride you feel when your Home Town Team does well.
I feel sorry for the Fans who live here locally, and consider themselves Tampa Bay Residents, but come to the Trop to cheer for teams from their "old" homes. That actually shows their lack of commitment, and insecurity in their own lives. They don’t know what their missing. But, then again, I guess the "Band-Wagon" Fans have to come from somewhere.
We’re now almost a week into the Grapefruit League action, and I find myself scrambling to keep up with the Rays’ games. Unfortunately, I’m unable to get to the day games during spring training, so I do what I can to keep up with their progress.