Apr 20, 2013; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon (70) in the dugout against the Oakland Athletics at Tropicana Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Jays Got To End At Least One Drought This Year

You want to get excited about a 10-2 Toronto Blue Jays win. Until you remember the team’s record is 11-21 and if they win tonight they’ll tie their longest win streak of the season.

Luckily for the Jays they start a 4 game series with a team they’ve dominated in recent years. Oh that’s right never mind they’re playing the Tampa Bay Rays! FiretrUCK!

I can live with the Blue Jays slow start costing them a playoff spot by 4 games. I can even live with another meaningless September and another season without a playoff berth.

You know what I can’t live with though? If I can speak for the whole Jays fan base we can’t live with the Tampa Bay Rays owning the Blue Jays for another season.

Usually I’d be too superstitious to say that but the Jays can’t beat them anyways so who cares!

The Blue Jays haven’t won a series against the Rays at their home ball park Tropicana Field in 17 consecutive series which is a fancy way of saying since 2007. The Blue Jays haven’t even had a 500 record against the Rays since 2007.

In that time they’ve been outscored by 152 runs!

Seeing the Jays play the Rays over the last few years gives insight into what it must feel like to be a Pittsburg Pirates fan. Like winning just isn’t a possibility.

The obvious reason for the Rays domination is that the Rays have had playoff caliber teams and the Jays haven’t. But that still is no reason for the Jays to get owned by the Rays like they’re a Double A team.

When the season started one of the first things I did was look to see when the Jays first played the Rays. I was upset we had to wait until the 2nd week of May.

The reason I was upset was because I thought this isn’t the marginally above 500 Jays that you’ve bullied for years. This is the “World Series favorites” Jays that are going to put up a fight.

So far the Blue Jays have looked anything but a contending team. They might turn into one, they might not. But even if the Jays don’t end their playoff drought this season lets at least end the losing to the Rays.

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