Archive for September, 2008

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

    [RI CONFIDENCE GRAPH] The Tampa Bay Rays Confidence Survey

    September 8, 2008 at 1:03 pm 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] Rays Lead In East Dwindles; Playoff Hopes Still Safe

    [THE HANGOVER] Rays Lead In East Dwindles; Playoff Hopes Still Safe

    September 8, 2008 at 10:38 am 7 comments

    THE GOOD: The Rays have the 2nd best record in baseball, only a half-game behind the Angels for the best record in the AL…The Rays lead the Twins by 9 games in the loss column. Keep in mind that not only do the Red Sox have to pass the Rays, […]

     
  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] Niemann And Davis Lead Bulls Into IL Championship Series

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] Niemann And Davis Lead Bulls Into IL Championship Series

    September 8, 2008 at 7:18 am 2 comments

    Game 3: Durham 3, Lousiville 2 (Bulls lead 2-1). Jeff Niemann saved possibly his best performance as a pro for when the Bulls needed it most. Niemann took a no-hitter into the 8th inning, and finished with 11 strikeouts to only 3 walks in 8 innings of work, allowing 1 […]

     
  • [EARMUFFS] We See Sponsors…They Look Glorious

    [EARMUFFS] We See Sponsors…They Look Glorious

    September 5, 2008 at 2:27 pm 0 comments

    Mrs. Professor is big on “Thank You” cards. Personally, we think the original “Thank You” should suffice. Like Jerry Seinfeld, we are tired of all this over-thanking. But since we prefer to be a part of society and don’t want to move to the Upper East Side, we better take […]

     
  • [TODD KALAS] Most Energized Fans Of The Game, Part Deux

    [TODD KALAS] Most Energized Fans Of The Game, Part Deux

    September 5, 2008 at 12:12 pm 5 comments

    Back in June we wondered aloud how two ladies managed to not only get their questionable (yet awesome) sign on TV, but were actually named “Energized fans of the game” by Dewayne Staats. An anomaly? Apparently not. During last night’s game Todd Kalas was reporting from the upper deck in […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Rays Pound Yanks; Drop Magic Number To 15

    [THE HANGOVER] Rays Pound Yanks; Drop Magic Number To 15

    September 5, 2008 at 10:12 am 4 comments

    THE GOOD: Scott Kazmir. Yes he walked 5 batters. Yes he only worked 6 innings. But he did pitch 6, 1-hit shutout innings against a $100 million lineup. Not bad. All over the country last night, Mets fans cried just a little. How much fun would it be to see […]

     
  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] Bulls Pounded In Game 2

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] Bulls Pounded In Game 2

    September 5, 2008 at 8:12 am 0 comments

    Louisville 19, Durham 3 (series tied 1-1). Mitch Talbot gave up 7 runs in the first 2 innings and was pulled before retiring a batter in the 3rd…Chris Mason relieved him and proceeded to give up 10 runs in less than 2 innings of work…The Bulls were shut out for […]

     
  • [THE WAYBACK MACHINE] Original Devil Ray Hits First Major League Home Run

    [THE WAYBACK MACHINE] Original Devil Ray Hits First Major League Home Run

    September 4, 2008 at 2:46 pm 1 comment

    OK. Scott McClain was not on the opening day roster in 1998, but he did make his major league debut with the Tampa Bay Devil Rays that season. He appeared in 9 games, going 2-20. Eleven years later McClain hit his first major league home run with the San Francisco […]

     
  • [BOSSMAN JUNIOR] BJ Upton Will Have Shoulder Surgery In Off-Season

    [BOSSMAN JUNIOR] BJ Upton Will Have Shoulder Surgery In Off-Season

    September 4, 2008 at 12:36 pm 8 comments

    Recently we noted that BJ Upton seemed to have lost some of his bat speed. We wondered if he was still experiencing pain from the shoulder injury he suffered earlier this year during a swing. And then this morning John Romano just casually mentions that Upton has a torn labrum […]

     
  • [RI CONFIDENCE GRAPH] The Rays Index Confidence Graph: Week 23

    [RI CONFIDENCE GRAPH] The Rays Index Confidence Graph: Week 23

    September 4, 2008 at 11:59 am 0 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 […]