So what does Mitch Williams think of Rays fans?

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The Wild Thing is not pleased by the lack of support that the Rays are receiving:

“This team, these players, they absolutely deserve everything they’re
getting. That fan base does not deserve a World Series. It does not
deserve to have a World Series in their town . . . It is embarrassing . . . As
fast as Carl Crawford is, is as fast as he’s going to run out of Tampa.
He wants to go somewhere where they care about their team, the game, and
in Tampa they don’t.”

I imagine being booed as much as Mitch Williams was in his career makes one sensitive to such things.

Anyway, this conversation has been fun and everything, but I can’t wait for it to transition to the next logical step. That step being people complaining about Rays fans being too damn enthusiastic when they ring those cow bells in the playoffs.

Mets claim Sam Coonrod off waivers from Phillies

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NEW YORK — The active New York Mets added another newcomer to their bullpen mix when they claimed reliever Sam Coonrod off waivers from the NL East rival Philadelphia Phillies.

Coonrod had a 7.82 ERA in 12 appearances covering 12 2/3 innings last year for the National League champions. The right-hander is 7-5 with a 5.27 ERA and five saves in 105 games over four major league seasons with San Francisco and Philadelphia. He has struck out 95 and walked 44 in 97 1/3 innings.

The 30-year-old Coonrod was designated for assignment by the Phillies last week when they signed free agent infielder Josh Harrison.

To make room on the 40-man roster, outfielder Khalil Lee was designated for assignment by the Mets.