Remembering C.C., the best Ray of them all

by Gary Shelton on July 15, 2015 · 2 comments

in general, Tampa Bay Rays

Wednesday, 6 a.m.

For years, there was no light shining on his highlights.

The stadium was empty. The team was losing. The footage of the game was something to save to go between softball and poker.

So no wonder it is that the world seems to have forgotten about Carl Crawford, the best Ray there ever was. Except for him, what was there to remember? He was a solitary memory on what was usually a forgettable night with a forgettable team losing a forgettable game.

All these games after he is gone, perhaps it is time someone remembered all of the forgotten

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Barry McDowell July 15, 2015 at 4:49 pm

Good article Gary. Couldn’t we use his bat as a DH nowadays? Maybe he and Andrew Friedman would let the Rays rent him for a few months at a reasonable price.

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Cecil DeBald July 15, 2015 at 12:01 pm

I agree, Gary, my first thought when I heard of the franchise four was CC, DP and Longo. The 4th was a toss-up, but not the 1st, I always appreciated the hustle and game CC brought to a long string of hurting Devil Rays teams, many times the only thing to look forward to watching every night.

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