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  • Tailgating Game 129: This Drew Smyly Kid Is Pretty Good

    Tailgating Game 129: This Drew Smyly Kid Is Pretty Good

    August 23, 2014 at 10:52 am 1 comment

    Playing A Little Pepper… So I declared the season over on Wednesday. In the two games since, Rays pitchers have allowed just 6 hits and 2 walks in 18 innings with 12 strikeouts and NO RUNS allowed. Maybe the reverse-jinx is in full effect. Unfortunately, the Rays are still 6.5 […]

     
  • Tailgating Game 128: Yesterday’s Win Was Very Weird

    Tailgating Game 128: Yesterday’s Win Was Very Weird

    August 22, 2014 at 3:03 pm 0 comments

    Playing A Little Pepper… Some weird facts about yesterday’s game: The Rays became the first team since 1906 to win a game with fewer than 2 hits and have no walks or home runs. It was also the first win in the team history in which they had just 1 […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Discussing Alex Cobb’s Best, Joe Maddon’s Big Move, And

    [THE HANGOVER] Discussing Alex Cobb’s Best, Joe Maddon’s Big Move, And

    August 22, 2014 at 8:20 am 15 comments

    The GBT – The Good, The Bad and The Telling sandwich, where The Bad is nice and lean and the The Telling is ripe. RAYS 1, Tigers 0 (boxscore) THE GOOD: Alex Cobb’s changeup in the 7th inning. Cobb was sensational, striking out 6 and allowing just 2 hits in […]

     
  • Somebody Thinks The Rays Are Moving To Montreal

    Somebody Thinks The Rays Are Moving To Montreal

    August 21, 2014 at 12:32 pm 21 comments

    Lynn G. Henning, a writer who covers the Detroit Tigers had a conversation with somebody prior to the first game of this series against the Rays. That person thinks the Rays have already closed the door on the Tampa Bay area and will eventually move to Montreal. Pre-game conversation with […]

     
  • Did Dewayne propose to BA last night? I hope BA said 'yes!'

    Tailgating Game 127: A Unique Ballpark Proposal?

    August 21, 2014 at 10:04 am 5 comments

    Playing A Little Pepper… David Price will start for the Tigers today…David DeJesus played a rehab game with Charlotte last night and went 1-4 as the DH. Ryan Hanigan will start his rehab assignment tomorrow, also with Charlotte…Tomorrow the Rays will start a stretch of 26 straight games against the […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Discussing The Death Of The 2014 Season

    [THE HANGOVER] Discussing The Death Of The 2014 Season

    August 21, 2014 at 8:30 am 3 comments

    The GBT – The Good, The Bad and The Telling sandwich, where The Bad is nice and lean and the The Telling is ripe. Tigers 6, RAYS 0 (boxscore) THE GOOD: Broadcasting from the Porch. Sun Sports should do this more often. THE BAD: Too many games and too many teams. […]

     
  • Tailgating Game 126: Wil Myers Has Been Activated

    Tailgating Game 126: Wil Myers Has Been Activated

    August 20, 2014 at 3:39 pm 0 comments

    Playing A Little Pepper… Wil Myers has been activated from the disabled list and is in the lineup tonight as the DH. To make room on the roster, Vince Belnome was demoted to Durham and Jerry Sands was moved to the 60-day DL (Myers was on the 60-day DL, so […]

     
  • Grant Balfour Sarcastically Tipped His Cap To Rays Fans Booing His Latest Disaster

    Grant Balfour Sarcastically Tipped His Cap To Rays Fans Booing His Latest Disaster

    August 20, 2014 at 10:35 am 12 comments

    It might be time for the Rays to give Grant Balfour an extended vacation on the disabled list with a sore left attitude. During the 11th inning of Tuesday night’s loss to the Tigers, Balfour had one of his worst performances of a season full of horrible performances. He faced […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Discussing Evan Longoria’s Ho-Hum Single, Grant Balfour’s Latest Implosion, And Kevin Kiermaier’s Bad Play

    [THE HANGOVER] Discussing Evan Longoria’s Ho-Hum Single, Grant Balfour’s Latest Implosion, And Kevin Kiermaier’s Bad Play

    August 20, 2014 at 8:02 am 21 comments

    The GBT – The Good, The Bad and The Telling sandwich, where The Bad is nice and lean and the The Telling is ripe. Tigers 8, RAYS 6 (11; boxscore) THE GOOD: (none today) THE BAD: Free Passes. Rays pitchers walked 10 batters, a season high, including 4 in the […]

     
  • Tailgating Game 125: Wil Myers Not Ready To Be Activated

    Tailgating Game 125: Wil Myers Not Ready To Be Activated

    August 19, 2014 at 3:45 pm 7 comments

    .@sweetswingin20 dropped in for @DAVIDprice14 presser to ask how he planned to attack #Rays hitters: pic.twitter.com/tH5oS4CI38 — Tampa Bay Rays (@RaysBaseball) August 19, 2014 Playing A Little Pepper… Wil Myers has not been activated as hoped and is in the lineup tonight for the Durham Bulls. What makes this decision […]