16, 2:10 PM PST
Tampa Bay Devil Rays Feel Chicago Cubs'
by Brent the Johnson,
TAMPA BAY, FLA. -- It's a day of silent reflection here in this Florida
city as the Tampa Bay Devil Rays empathize with their fellow
losers, the Chicago Cubs, who lost their bid to become the National
League representative in the World Series last night.
hurting them a lot right now," Manager Lou Pinella said,
shaking his head sadly. "Believe me, we know -- just
look at our history."
"Poor bastards," he added, staring
off into space.
The Cubs haven't been to the World Series
since 1945 and haven't won one since 1908.
Still, the percentages show that they have
nothing on the Devil Rays, who have never made it to the playoffs
in their six-year history.
Long suffering Devil Ray fans have gathered
at candlelight vigils throughout Tampa Bay to show support for
Chicago and to discuss their team's inability to extend their
season into October.
"Dude, the season's usually over for
the D-Rays in May," said Joshua Nicols, frowning. But then
"Hey man, that's just the life of
a Ray's fan, you know what I'm saying?"
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