Archive for March, 2008

  • [RAYS LIVE BLOG] Tampa Bay Rays Opening Day 2008: Live Blog!

    [RAYS LIVE BLOG] Tampa Bay Rays Opening Day 2008: Live Blog!

    March 31, 2008 at 1:38 pm 11 comments

    Welcome to the second annual Opening Day Live Blog… Last year we did this about 3 blocks from Yankee Stadium in the heart of the Lion’s Den. This year, work has in Texas for opening day. The good news is the temp is about 80 and I just came back […]

     
  • [2008 TAMPA BAY RAYS] 2008 State Of The Franchise: Rays Independence Day

    [2008 TAMPA BAY RAYS] 2008 State Of The Franchise: Rays Independence Day

    March 31, 2008 at 12:46 pm 6 comments

    Good afternoon RAYSHEADS…Good afternoon Mr. Sternberg…Mr. Silverman…Mr. Friedman and Mr. Maddon…Good afternoon to our honored guest…umm, Peter King? We are gathered here on opening day 2008 and for the first time in the 11 year history of the Tampa Bay Rays Professional Baseball Club, we sit on the brink of […]

     
  • [RI CONFIDENCE GRAPH] The Tampa Bay Rays Confidence Survey

    [RI CONFIDENCE GRAPH] The Tampa Bay Rays Confidence Survey

    March 31, 2008 at 10:30 am 4 comments

    Last week’s Rays Confidence Graph results. Below you will see two polls that ask about your confidence in the Tampa Bay Rays. Please take a moment to answer each question. We will present these same polls every Monday. The results will be presented in graphical form on Wednesday, and will […]

     
  • [THE ARCHIVES] One Year Ago On Rays Index

    [THE ARCHIVES] One Year Ago On Rays Index

    March 31, 2008 at 9:35 am 0 comments

    A year ago on Rays Index we presented the 2007 Tampa Bay Devil Rays opening day 25-man roster. Only we would learn the next day that Greg Norton would not be available and some has-been named Carlos Pena would take his place. Your 2007 Tampa Bay Devil Rays Roster [Rays […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] No Scott Kazmir Today, But Kid K Is On Track For Return

    [THE HANGOVER] No Scott Kazmir Today, But Kid K Is On Track For Return

    March 31, 2008 at 8:12 am 2 comments

    Tampa Bay Rays (Opening Day) DEVIL RAYS WEBTOPIA… Obligatory Public Service Announcement: We will be hosting the 2nd Annual Opening Day Tampa Bay Rays Live Blog TODAY here at RI. So feel free to stop by and join in on the shenanigans as participation is certainly welcome. We have once […]

     
  • [2008 ROSTER] 2008 Tampa Bay Rays 25-Man Roster And Starting Lineup

    [2008 ROSTER] 2008 Tampa Bay Rays 25-Man Roster And Starting Lineup

    March 30, 2008 at 3:00 pm 0 comments

    Notes on the roster can be found after the roster… A FEW NOTES ON THE 25-MAN ROSTER… With the addition of Eric Hinske the Rays’ opening day payroll will be just north of $44 million. [See 40-man roster and Payroll] The player that has appeared in the most games for […]

     
  • [2008 TAMPA BAY RAYS] Examining Exactly How Bad The Tampa Bay Rays Have Been

    [2008 TAMPA BAY RAYS] Examining Exactly How Bad The Tampa Bay Rays Have Been

    March 30, 2008 at 12:54 pm 4 comments

    The Tampa Bay Rays are entering their 11th season and the first 10 haven’t been too good. Those 10 seasons included 9 last past finishes, only one season of 70+ wins, and of course, ZERO playoff appearances. The Rays are considered the most inept franchise in baseball, but how bad […]

     
  • [THE SUNDAY MORNING REVOLUTION] Jonny Gomes Back To His Part-Time Role

    [THE SUNDAY MORNING REVOLUTION] Jonny Gomes Back To His Part-Time Role

    March 30, 2008 at 9:48 am 0 comments

    Tampa Bay Devil Dogs (1 day until opening day) DRG here again to get you through the weekend… Yesterday: Reds 8, Tampa Bay Rays 4. The Good: Edwin Jackson was good, not great. After walking the first batter of the game and then giving up a single to the second […]

     
  • [ELLIOT JOHNSON] Elliot Johnson Just Can’t Keep His Face/Butt Off SportsCenter

    [ELLIOT JOHNSON] Elliot Johnson Just Can’t Keep His Face/Butt Off SportsCenter

    March 29, 2008 at 11:00 am 2 comments

    Earlier this week, we heard about a play in which Elliot Johnson tried to drag bunt only to be retired when Livan Hernandez kicked the ball to first base. As is usually the case of spring training happenings, it started to become the stuff of urban legend as there was […]

     
  • [THE SATURDAY MORNING REVOLUTION] Rays Opening Day Roster Is Now Set

    [THE SATURDAY MORNING REVOLUTION] Rays Opening Day Roster Is Now Set

    March 29, 2008 at 10:26 am 1 comment

    Tampa Bay Devil Dogs (2 days until opening day) DRG here again to get you through the weekend… Yesterday: Reds 6, Tampa Bay Rays 3. The Good: Carl Crawford was 3-4 with 2 doubles…Carlos Pena hit a ball so hard off the top of the wall in right field that […]