Rays right fielder Carlos Gomez tracked down a shallow fly in foul territory in the top of the sixth inning today, and made a fantastic sliding catch. But that is no excuse at all for what happened next: Gomez gave a visible indication that he was enjoying himself, instead of solemnly trotting to the dugout with the hard eyes and set jaw of a man scraping roadkill off a highway. The bastard.
The baseball gods were watching, and they made sure to punish Gomez in the seventh inning by forcing him to hit a towering solo dong deep into the stands in left field to extend Tampa’s lead. That’ll show him.