Thursday, June 12, 2008

[TAINT OF THE DEVIL RAYS]
How Does One Quantify 10 Years Of Sucktitude? Fastest Franchise To 1,000 Losses!
Yesterday afternoon, the Tampa Bay Rays became the 29th franchise in baseball history to lose 1,000 games. And it only took 10 years and 73 days, easily out-distancing the Arizona Diamondbacks who now stand at 853-833 and bettering the previous mark by 10 days. The San Diego Padres needed 10 years and 83 days to reach 1,000.

We will admit that this is easier to swallow now that the Rays are fielding a winning ballclub. However, there is something to be said about losing 1,000 games in less than 10.5 seasons. Of course, their all-time record is so bad, that if the Rays win 90 games this season and every season for the next 17 years, they still would not reach .500 until 2026.

Thank goodness for this season's turnaround. The Rays were on pace to catch the Phillies record of 10,000 losses in September.

Phillies Fans Finally Find Their Happy Place [Deadspin]

16 Comments:

Blogger DirtbagFan said...

Look on the bright side, that's only like 100 losses a year... oh wait, HOLY CRAP that IS sucky!!

9:52 AM  
Anonymous kyle said...

anyone know if this is the fastest to 1000 losses?

it's gotta be close.

at least we're righting the ship! (finally)

10:28 AM  
Blogger The Professor said...

kyle,

good question. i looked it up. and sure enough. they beat the Padres by 10 days and the Mets by about 40 days. there were a couple of other franchises that hit the mark late in the 11th season.

10:47 AM  
Anonymous kyle said...

I thought the Mets would be right about there.

Didn't think of the Padres though.

10:55 AM  
Blogger The Professor said...

Mets were on pace to crush it until '69 (season 8) when they won the series and they had winning records in seasons 9 and 10 also.

11:00 AM  
Blogger DirtbagFan said...

See...I don't want to hear it said that The Devil Rays/Rays haven't etched their name(s) into the history books in their short history...

11:55 AM  
Anonymous kyle said...

lol yeah....take THAT almanac!

12:22 PM  
Blogger The Professor said...

most national league teams didn't even play 1000 games in their first ten seasons. there might be a team or two that got to 1000 losses in fewer games.

12:28 PM  
Blogger DirtbagFan said...

National league teams don't count... they're "un-American"

12:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I really hate this blog.

2:52 PM  
Blogger The Professor said...

well...if you are looking for a blog that is only a cheerleading mechanism for the team or just points out the good things and pretends noting bad ever happens...this is NOT the blog for you. sorry.

2:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's because the blog is called "Rays Index."

2:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

what does the name have to with it? I mean geez, what a *great* reason to hate a blog
/sarcasm

3:20 PM  
Blogger DirtbagFan said...

Index- (in*deks) Noun:
1 a: a device (as the pointer on a scale or the gnomon of a sundial) that serves to indicate a value or quantity b: something (as a physical feature or a mode of expression) that leads one to a particular fact or conclusion : indication
2: a list (as of bibliographical information or citations to a body of literature) arranged usu. in alphabetical order of some specified datum (as author, subject, or keyword): as a: a list of items (as topics or names) treated in a printed work that gives for each item the page number where it may be found b: thumb index c: a bibliographical analysis of groups of publications that is usually published periodically d: a list of publicly traded companies and their stock prices...


sounds like precisely the proper word to describe this blog....
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If you don't like this blog than go hang out with the other chowda-hedz and bugger off !!!

3:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I also hate the colors and the unfunny tshirts.

4:05 PM  
Blogger The Professor said...

thanks DBF

4:12 PM  

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