For the first time since George W. Bush was president, "My Humps" by the Black Eyed Peas was a top 10 single and Bow Wow was generating Oscar buzz in "Roll Bounce," the Rays beat the Indians in Cleveland.
The 18-game losing streak was just another one of those goofy, fluky baseball things that is more of an annoyance than a reason for concern because seriously, what can you really do about it? What made it more irritating than it probably should have been is that the Rays seem to have more than their share of these weird streaks or tendencies.
There's the relatively high frequency of having perfect games and no-hitters thrown at them (which is truly freakish and just downright bizarre), and then the fact that they haven't won on a Friday since May 7. Remember when the streak everyone talked about was how the Rays were undefeated on Saturdays followed by post-game concerts? Those were good times (Thanks for nothing, Smashmouth).
At least this streak is finally over, and leaves the Rays in a position to win the series and finish the road trip 5-4. It would be nice to return home on a positive note: this Friday's opponent is the Yankees.