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 when Maddon left the team to be at his girlfriend’s graduation. [St. Pete Times]
- Missed this in the early post…The Immaculate Inning was on hand once again to chronicle David Price’s third triple-A start…This time with camera in tow. [The Immaculate Inning]
- The Houston Chronicle takes a look at Andrew Friedman and his rise from a kid that would ride the opposing team bus to games at the Astrodome as a kid. [Houston Chronicle]
- The Chicago Tribune has a story on how both the two biggest payrolls in baseball may both miss the playoffs. [Chicago Tribune]