August 08, 2008
Despite their first-place standing, the Rays still rank 26th in MLB attendance with an average of 21,516 fans per game.
But frankly, that's not that low of a total, at least not when you come to realize that half of the Tampa Bay population is trying to advance their rap career by writing a lyrical tribute to their new baseball heroes ... I only wish I were kidding.
If you check YouTube, there are at least two rap tributes to Tampa Bay's rampaging Rays and after watching them, you start to realize that the toll on the road to success is not a small one to pay. (Sane Cubs fans already know this.)
Then again, the fight between the two camps to have their respective songs recognized as the Rays' playoff anthem could make for an interesting sidebar. Check out both songs after the jump and tell me which one — if either — has the edge. Blast it, folks. It's Friday.
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1) "Rays Theme Song" by Che$co and Q-Ball
Sample lyrics: "Got a new name, now we're here to change the game."
"Now everybody getting wild at the party deck."
Bonus points for: Clever title that must have taken at least three seconds to come up with.
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2) "It's Our Season" by Cristol, Big Gill and Bay Boi
Sample lyrics: "Tampa Bay, it's our season. Think it ain't? Come try and beat 'em."
"Twelve years in the making, went from the worst to the best in a season."
"Joe Maddon, know how to play them, don't get swept when you come to the stadium."
Bonus points for: Jumping aboard another bandwagon with 'Barack for President'