Archive for August 18th, 2008

  • [THE ARCHIVES] One Year Ago On Rays Index

    [THE ARCHIVES] One Year Ago On Rays Index

    August 18, 2008 at 7:41 pm 0 comments

    One year ago on Rays Index, we learned that James Houser had been suspended for 50 games by Minor League Baseball. Of course, a loophole in baseball’s rules allowed Houser to only serve 33 games of that suspension when he was added to the Rays’ 40-man roster this past spring. […]

     
  • [SHOWER-SHOE FUNGUS] Playing A Little Pepper: Los Angeles Angels Of Anaheim Near Disneyland

    [SHOWER-SHOE FUNGUS] Playing A Little Pepper: Los Angeles Angels Of Anaheim Near Disneyland

    August 18, 2008 at 3:30 pm 1 comment

    FIRST INNINGA look back…On Friday night, BJ Upton was pulled unceremoniously from the lineup in the 6th inning and then benched on Saturday for not running hard…With the Rays in the middle of a pennant-chase, was the move prudent and was it justified? We have tried to stay mum on […]

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

    [RI CONFIDENCE GRAPH] The Tampa Bay Rays Confidence Survey

    August 18, 2008 at 11:37 am 1 comment

    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] Joe Maddon Genuflects To Babe Ruth Josh Hamilton

    [THE HANGOVER] Joe Maddon Genuflects To Babe Ruth Josh Hamilton

    August 18, 2008 at 10:00 am 12 comments

    THE GOOD: Carlos Pena continues his torrid pace, hitting another home run, his 25th and 10th in last 22 games…BJ Upton returned to the lineup and took out his frustrations on the Rangers, hitting a line drive double down the left field line and following later with a home run […]

     
  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] Wade Townsend Starting To Throw Well Once Again

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] Wade Townsend Starting To Throw Well Once Again

    August 18, 2008 at 8:59 am 2 comments

    Indianapolis 12, Durham 5. Ben Hendrickson got pounded for 11 runs on 13 hits and 1 walk in 3.2 innings…Dan Johnson was 1-3 with a walk and a 3-run home run, his 21st…Jon Weber drove in a pair with a double. Montgomery (off-day) Vero Beach 2, Palm Beach 1. Wade […]