Archive for July, 2008

  • [EVAN LONGORIA] New York Times Refuses To Utter Evan Longoria’s Nickname

    [EVAN LONGORIA] New York Times Refuses To Utter Evan Longoria’s Nickname

    July 10, 2008 at 1:18 pm 3 comments

    Long Beach State University’s mascot is the “49ers”. However, as those of you that follow this site regularly already know, the baseball team has it’s own moniker, “The Dirtbags”. As a former member of Long Beach State’s baseball team, Evan Longoria, the new face of the Tampa Bay Rays, embodies […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Dirtbag Picks Up AL Rookie Award

    [THE HANGOVER] Dirtbag Picks Up AL Rookie Award

    July 10, 2008 at 9:47 am 3 comments

    THE GOOD: Edwin Jackson after the first inning. He seemed to gain a few inches on his fastball and settled down to hold the Yankees scoreless for the next 5+ innings after allowing 1 run in the first…JP Howell was once again his masterful self pitching 2 scoreless innings of […]

     
  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] Wade Davis Earns 9th Win

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] Wade Davis Earns 9th Win

    July 10, 2008 at 7:46 am 1 comment

    Norfolk 7, Durham 2. Jeremy Cummings gave up 4 runs (3 earned) in 4.1 innings on 9 hits and a walk…Scott Dohmann gave up the go-ahead 2-run home run in the 9th inning for the loss…Dan Johnson finished 3-4 with his 13th home run and 2 RBI…Joel Guzman was 2-4 […]

     
  • [RI CONFIDENCE GRAPH] The Rays Index Confidence Graph: Week 15

    [RI CONFIDENCE GRAPH] The Rays Index Confidence Graph: Week 15

    July 9, 2008 at 2:44 pm 2 comments

    The Rays Confidence Graph will appear every Wednesday and is a look at how much confidence Rays fans have in the Tampa Bay Rays. The graph is designed to give us a look at how our emotional bias as Rays fans fluctuates through time. The “confidence” in the team is […]

     
  • [EVAN LONGORIA] Dick Vitale Shills For Dirtbag To Make All-Star Team

    [EVAN LONGORIA] Dick Vitale Shills For Dirtbag To Make All-Star Team

    July 9, 2008 at 10:27 am 1 comment

    As we mentioned earlier this morning, Evan Longoria is leading the vote for the final spot of the AL All-Star squad. Voting ends at 5pm ET on Thursday. Now we find this little piece of propaganda from none other than Dick Vitale pushing people to vote for Dirtbag (Thanks JJ). […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Rays Take A Gigantic Dump On Hallowed Grounds Of Yankee Stadium

    [THE HANGOVER] Rays Take A Gigantic Dump On Hallowed Grounds Of Yankee Stadium

    July 9, 2008 at 9:55 am 0 comments

    THE GOOD: Everything we threw last night somehow managed to miss the TV. THE BAD: That was the worst thing the Rays could have done in the opener of this 2-game set. They walked out on the field at Yankee Stadium and took a gigantic dump right on the hallowed […]

     
  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] Chris Mason Moved To Bullpen

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] Chris Mason Moved To Bullpen

    July 9, 2008 at 8:49 am 0 comments

    Norfolk 7, Durham 5. Mike Prochaska dropped to 2-4 after allowing 4 runs in 6 innings. He struck out 3 and walked 1…Chris Mason was bumped to the bullpen and gave up 3 runs in 2 innings on 4 hits and 2 walks. He did not strike out a batter…Elliot […]

     
  • [SHOWER-SHOE FUNGUS] Playing A Little Pepper: New York Yankees

    [SHOWER-SHOE FUNGUS] Playing A Little Pepper: New York Yankees

    July 8, 2008 at 3:39 pm 5 comments

    A look back…The Rays just concluded a 7-game home stand in which they won 6 including a sweep of the Red Sox. The Rays now have opened up a 4-game lead in the East with a week to go before the All-Star break…Are the Rays now the team to beat […]

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

    [RI CONFIDENCE GRAPH] The Tampa Bay Rays Confidence Survey

    July 8, 2008 at 12:42 pm 0 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 HANGOVER] Rays Magic Number Is 69

    [THE HANGOVER] Rays Magic Number Is 69

    July 8, 2008 at 11:36 am 1 comment

    THE GOOD: Carlos Pena’s solo home run with 1 out in the bottom of the 9th inning to tie the game. Could this be the moment that gets El Gato back on track? Prior to that at bat, Pena had left 2 runners on in the 1st inning, 3 in […]