In a world full of strange connections to actor Kevin Bacon, the world of sports will, occasionally, develop a unique relationship between players. While some are linked with a kiss, like Isiah Thomas and Magic Johnson, some are linked in more...unfriendly fashion, like Pete Rose and Ray Fosse.
However, when physical relationships of different players are eliminated, there are times when statistics forever link players together. Although Barry Bonds has broken the home run record (asterisk or not), Babe Ruth and Hank Aaron are forever linked. Pete Rose, at least in Cincinnati, will always be remembered on September 11 for hit No. 4,192 and his passing of the great Ty Cobb.
Then, there are times when statistics are strange, and that is what this is about.
For the Tampa Bay Rays and their fans, David Price and Matt Moore are the future of the starting rotation. Especially with Jeremy Hellickson and James Shields having their names come up in potential trades this offseason and previously. The two left-handed starters will be linked together for a long time, or that is what the team and their fans should be hoping.
If they continue on the track that David Price, the 2012 American League Cy Young candidate, has laid for them both, things could get weird for their fans.
Let me explain...