As we enjoy one of the greatest, wildest, sloppiest and most exciting games in baseball history, here are some news items....
In an interview with 620-WDAE radio (reported on by Joe Smith of the St. Petersburg Times
), James Shields
says he thinks the Rays
will pick up his $7MM option for 2012 and he will pitch for the team next season. It would be surprising to see the Rays buy Shields out for $2MM and let him walk, though Shields would qualify as