Archive for August, 2008

  • [DOUG EDDINGS] Umpires Refuse To Admit Mistake; Sound Even Dumber

    [DOUG EDDINGS] Umpires Refuse To Admit Mistake; Sound Even Dumber

    August 25, 2008 at 2:17 pm 11 comments

    Click on above image for a larger version… It has been close to 20 hours and we feel no better now than when AJ Pierzynski created a phantom interference call supported by Doug Eddings. OBSTRUCTION (from MLB official rules): Obstruction is the act of a fielder who, while not in […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Doug Eddings Made-Up Call In 10th Costs Rays Series Finale

    [THE HANGOVER] Doug Eddings Made-Up Call In 10th Costs Rays Series Finale

    August 25, 2008 at 9:25 am 8 comments

    PARENTAL ADVISORY: EXPLICIT LANGUAGE AHEAD. We have our editors bound and gagged in their office, so some explicatives might not get deleted… THE BAD: Shawn Riggans. This is just one reason why if (and that is a big IF), the Rays make the playoffs, we feel Mike DiFelice should be […]

     
  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] Dan Johnson Adds Yet Another Position To His Resume

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] Dan Johnson Adds Yet Another Position To His Resume

    August 25, 2008 at 8:27 am 1 comment

    Indianapolis 10, Durham 6. Mitch Talbot struck out 6 and allowed 3 runs in 5.2 innings. He gave up 5 hits and 2 walks…Fernando Perez was 4-4 with a walk raising his average to .289 and his OBP to .359…Jonny Gomes and Dan Johnson were each 1-4. Gomes drove in […]

     
  • [XXIX OLYMPICS] Time For ’72 USA Mens Basketball Team To Collect Silver Medals

    [XXIX OLYMPICS] Time For ’72 USA Mens Basketball Team To Collect Silver Medals

    August 24, 2008 at 1:34 pm 1 comment

    We know, we know…Why is a Tampa Bay Rays website writing about an Olympic basketball event that happened 36 years ago? Well, Joe Magrane is doing baseball color commentary and Jeremy Cummings, a Rays farmhand is pitching for the USA baseball team…Not good enough? OK, If you don’t let us […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Rays Drop Magic Number To 29

    [THE HANGOVER] Rays Drop Magic Number To 29

    August 24, 2008 at 12:23 pm 1 comment

    THE TELLING: The Rays magic number is now 29 with 34 games remaining. DEVIL RAYS WEBTOPIA… Yesterday’s win was Joe Maddon’s 206th as manager of the Rays, giving him more wins than any manager in club history…Again, we are not sure why the official count includes 2 wins from ’06 […]

     
  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] Rays Limit David Price’s Workload

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] Rays Limit David Price’s Workload

    August 24, 2008 at 11:44 am 0 comments

    Indianapolis 6, Durham 3. David Price held Indy to 2 runs in 4 innings in his third triple-A start. He struck out 3 and walked 2, giving up 6 hits. He was limited to 88 pitches. In his previous starts he threw 80 and 85 pitches. The low pitch-counts does […]

     
  • [THE FOUR-LETTER] Some Yankees Fans Are Still In Denial

    [THE FOUR-LETTER] Some Yankees Fans Are Still In Denial

    August 23, 2008 at 3:00 pm 4 comments

    This comes to us via Bugs and Cranks… In an ESPN.com poll from Friday, respondents were asked: What will be the season-ending outcome for the Red Sox and Yankees? They were given 4 options… Both make playoffs Both miss playoffs Red Sox in, Yankees out Yankees in, Red Sox out […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Sometimes Good Teams Get Lucky

    [THE HANGOVER] Sometimes Good Teams Get Lucky

    August 23, 2008 at 2:05 pm 0 comments

    THE GOOD: Rocco Baldelli hit his first major league home run since May ’07. THE BAD: Edwin Jackson. How in the world Jackson got through 6 innings with only 2 runs is either an indictment on the White Sox offense or the Rays just got lucky last night. THE TELLING: […]

     
  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] 5 Farmhands Announced For Arizona Fall League

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] 5 Farmhands Announced For Arizona Fall League

    August 23, 2008 at 1:21 pm 0 comments

    Durham 6, Louisville 2. Ben Hendrickson won his 10th game, striking out 7 in 7 innings, allowing 2 runs on 4 hits and a walk…Dan Johnson was 2-4 with 2 doubles and a walk…John Jaso finished 1-4 with a walk and an RBI…Jonny Gomes was 0-5 with a strike out. […]

     
  • [THE ARCHIVES] One Year Ago On Rays Index

    [THE ARCHIVES] One Year Ago On Rays Index

    August 22, 2008 at 8:46 pm 0 comments

    One year ago on Rays Index, we were perplexed about why many were making such a big deal about Curt Schilling’s statement that he would be willing to play for the Rays. Saying outlandish things is what Schilling does. Curt Schilling Just Wants You To Talk About Him [Rays Index]