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We'll Get Over Matt Joyce Eventually, Won't We?

Do you still have some residual "Who's Your Tiger?" type of sensation for Matt Joyce? Like if you wear glasses, but then put in contacts, only to find yourself reaching for the bridge of your nose to push up the glasses that aren't actually there? Is that a bad example?

(Boy, you should've seen the one I was originally going to type. It would've been the worst analogy ever. Fortunately, good sense prevailed.)

I know, I know - you want to quit Matt Joyce, and we're just not letting you because we keep bringing him up. But the reason we do it this time is because Lisa Winston profiled Joyce in her latest installment of "Beyond the Boxscore..." at (You might recall that Winston interviewed Casper Wells last month.)

If you click through and read the interview, you'll find out stuff like Joyce's hidden talent, his worst job, and his guilty TV pleasure. For the purposes of this blog, however, we'll take the following quote about being traded:

"It's weird being traded," he said. "You want to play for the team you came up with, because you get accustomed to them, you get comfortable with them. And then you get traded and you're like 'what did I do wrong?' You feel a little bit betrayed. But it's all part of the game."

Joyce seems to have gotten over it and embraced playing for his hometown Rays, however. Check out the head shot photo that accompanies the interview. I don't think I've ever had that kind of smile on my face. Maybe if someone were to tell me that Emily and Zooey Deschanel were doing cartwheels on my front lawn. But I digress. We're talking about Matt Joyce here.

So, um, go read that interview. I'm suddenly distracted.