Archive for June, 2008

  • [THE HANGOVER] Rays Pay Price For Playing Game The Right Way

    [THE HANGOVER] Rays Pay Price For Playing Game The Right Way

    June 6, 2008 at 9:40 am 8 comments

    THE GOOD: Playing the game the right way. The Rays did everything right in the last two games. Coocoo Crisp did everything wrong. If Crisp walks to first base the situation is over. THE BAD: Giving Coocoo Crisp an opportunity to win the game by getting James Shields ejected in […]

     
  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] Hellickson And Niemann With Strong Outings

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] Hellickson And Niemann With Strong Outings

    June 6, 2008 at 7:12 am 1 comment

    Durham 3, Richmond 0. Jeff Niemann rebounded from his last start in which he was pounded to throw 6 shutout innings while striking out 10. He walked none…Reid Brignac was 2-3 with 2 RBI, including his 23rd double and he now has 33 RBI. Birmingham 3, Montgomery 1. Vero Beach […]

     
  • [THE BRAWL IN BEANTOWN] Coco Crisp Got What He Deserved

    [THE BRAWL IN BEANTOWN] Coco Crisp Got What He Deserved

    June 5, 2008 at 10:40 pm 7 comments

    First of all, this photo is AWE.some, even if James Shields didn’t actually connect…But will somebody please tell James the Greater, that the next time a batter chargers the mound…keep the cap and DROP the glove. Those left hooks are much more menacing without the leather…not too mention the risk […]

     
  • [LIVE BLOG-A-BALOO] Rays Index Live Blog-A-Baloo Of The Week: Gm 60 v Boston: BLOG ‘O WAR!

    [LIVE BLOG-A-BALOO] Rays Index Live Blog-A-Baloo Of The Week: Gm 60 v Boston: BLOG ‘O WAR!

    June 5, 2008 at 1:31 pm 6 comments

    As we mentioned earlier today, this week’s Rays Index Live Blog-A-Baloo will be held this evening at 6:00 for game 3 of the Rays-Red Sox series. Well, there will be a slightly different format tonight. We are here to announce that we will be joined by a special guest: “Sully” […]

     
  • [COCO CRISP IS A LIL' B!TCH] Video Of Coco Going Coocoo For Cocoa Puffs

    [COCO CRISP IS A LIL' B!TCH] Video Of Coco Going Coocoo For Cocoa Puffs

    June 5, 2008 at 1:04 pm 8 comments

    Thanks to David Chalk over at Bugs and Cranks we now have video of the slide by Coco Crisp and the subsequent confrontation with Joe Maddon. The best part of this video is the reaction of the ESPN2 announcers…This should add a little spice to the Live Blog-A-Baloo of the […]

     
  • [2008 RULE 4 DRAFT] Rays To Pick Beckham After Posey Makes $12MM Demand

    [2008 RULE 4 DRAFT] Rays To Pick Beckham After Posey Makes $12MM Demand

    June 5, 2008 at 11:18 am 2 comments

    Word is starting to leak out that the Tampa Bay Rays will select high school shortstop Tim Beckham with the top pick in the draft. It had been thought that the Rays were deciding between Beckham and Florida State catcher Buster Posey. Many will say that the decision was based […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] It Was Edwin Jackson Vs Josh Beckett. What Were You Expecting?

    [THE HANGOVER] It Was Edwin Jackson Vs Josh Beckett. What Were You Expecting?

    June 5, 2008 at 10:49 am 3 comments

    THE GOOD: (see “THE TELLING”) THE BAD: (see “THE TELLING”) THE TELLING: C’mon people. Think about this for a second. It was Edwin Jackson versus Josh Beckett in Fenway Park. If they played that game 100 times, the Rays would win it 1 time and only because Beckett would be […]

     
  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] Power Struggle Within Rays Over Posey Or Beckham

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] Power Struggle Within Rays Over Posey Or Beckham

    June 5, 2008 at 7:19 am 1 comment

    Richmond 8, Durham 1. Chris Mason dropped to 2-6 after allowing 5 runs in 5.1 innings on 10 hits and no walks. He struck out 6…Reid Brignac had 2 of the Bulls 5 hits in 4 at bats. Montgomery 10, Carolina 2. Richard de los Santos gave up 2 runs […]

     
  • [2008 DRAFT] If All Else Fails, Draft The ‘Hot’ One

    [2008 DRAFT] If All Else Fails, Draft The ‘Hot’ One

    June 4, 2008 at 5:31 pm 0 comments

    10 posts in one day? Hoochie mamma!We thought (hoped?) we were done for the day, but this just came across our desk and it is too good to pass up. Three of our favorite bloggers and regular commenters of this site, David Chalk (Bugs and Cranks), Jessica (Her Rays) and […]

     
  • [HINDSIGHT IS WHAT IT IS] The 2007 Draft: A Look Back

    [HINDSIGHT IS WHAT IT IS] The 2007 Draft: A Look Back

    June 4, 2008 at 4:01 pm 3 comments

    With the 2008 MLB draft tomorrow, the Tampa Bay Rays front office is busy preparing for their third rodeo. Now is a good time to take a look back and gauge the early returns from players selected in last year’s draft. We all know about David Price, but what about […]