Jeremy, a Rays fan, was excited to hear Tuesday that reigning AL Manager of the Year Joe Maddon is going to be in Tampa for another three years. Jimmy did not share his enthusiasm, possibly because he’s a Red Sox fan. What follows are the friendly text messages that we exchanged on the subject:
Jeremy: Bad news for you: The Rays are about to sign Maddon to a 3-year extension.
Jimmy: Good move. When you’ve got a chance to lock up a guy with an 11-14 career playoff record, you have to do it.
Jeremy: If you want to talk playoff record, doesn’t that make the Rays’ win in the ’08 ALCS look worse for the Red Sox?
Jimmy: It does. But 2 World Series titles look much better. Let me know when the Rays win something.
Jeremy: Remember the 2011 Wild Card? Or how about the 2010 AL East?