Posted to a mailing list I'm on, sadly without attribution:
We, the United States of America, your top quality supplier of the ideals of liberty and democracy, would like to apologize for our 2001-2008 interruption in service. The technical fault that led to this eight-year service outage has been located, and the software responsible was replaced November 4. Early tests of the newly installed program indicate that we are now operating correctly, and we expect it to be fully functional on January 20. We apologize for any inconvenience caused by the outage. We look forward to resuming full service and hope to improve in years to come. We thank you for your patience and understanding.
But one thing we know for sure is that Rocco is one classy dude. My buddy Marc Topkin of the St. Pete Times notes in his blog that Baldelli took out an ad in their paper thanking Rays fans. Hopefully they both read it.