Archive for September, 2008

  • [SHOWER-SHOE FUNGUS] Playing A Little Pepper: Baltimore Orioles

    [SHOWER-SHOE FUNGUS] Playing A Little Pepper: Baltimore Orioles

    September 22, 2008 at 3:30 pm 4 comments

    FIRST INNINGA look back…On Sunday the Rays came out and played a very sluggish game losing to the Twins one day after clinching the franchise’s first-ever playoff spot…In hindsight, do you have a problem with the celebration? This is a tough one. We have no problem with the players celebrating. […]

     
  • [ANTI-PENNANT RACE] 3rd Annual David Price Sweepstakes

    [ANTI-PENNANT RACE] 3rd Annual David Price Sweepstakes

    September 22, 2008 at 2:00 pm 0 comments

    It is time for one of our favorite annual features, the Anti-Pennant Race, the race for the worst record in baseball. The reward for the “winner” is the first pick in next year’s amateur draft. This year is extra special as this marks the first time the Tampa Bay Rays […]

     
  • [POSTSEASON ROSTER] Rays Projected Postseason 25-Man Roster

    [POSTSEASON ROSTER] Rays Projected Postseason 25-Man Roster

    September 22, 2008 at 11:05 am 15 comments

    Postseason Roster Projection (notes and explanations on the projection can be found following the roster)… Notes on the 25-man roster projection (changes can be made prior to each round of the playoffs)… Lineup: BJ Upton appears to be healthy. The only real question is left field. Carl Crawford won’t be […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Rays Give Away Game With Division Still On Line

    [THE HANGOVER] Rays Give Away Game With Division Still On Line

    September 22, 2008 at 9:24 am 1 comment

    Click on above images to be taken to full standings, boxscores or schedule… THE GOOD: Even though the lead in the East is down to 1.5, the Rays are still very much in the driver’s seat. The lead in the loss column is 2 and the Rays hold the tie-breaker. […]

     
  • [PATRICK REUSSE] Twins Columnist Does Not Want Rays Celebrating While Twins Are Choking

    [PATRICK REUSSE] Twins Columnist Does Not Want Rays Celebrating While Twins Are Choking

    September 21, 2008 at 2:52 pm 11 comments

    We fully expect the Rays playoff-clinching win to cause bitterness in other corners of the MLBiverse. But we never expected that bitterness to extend to the frozen lakes of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune. We now present “Bitterness”* written by Patrick Reusse… The bush-league behavior continued in the immediate aftermath of the […]

     
  • [THE ARCHIVES] One Year Ago On Rays Index

    [THE ARCHIVES] One Year Ago On Rays Index

    September 21, 2008 at 2:30 pm 0 comments

    One year ago on Rays Index we gauged the reaction to the Rays’ new uniforms and provided our own thoughts on the changes. You Would Think That The Devil Rays Clubbed A Baby Seal [Rays Index] Likes(0)Dislikes(0)

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Rays Have Unfinished Business

    [THE HANGOVER] Rays Have Unfinished Business

    September 21, 2008 at 11:08 am 1 comment

    Click on above images to be taken to full standings, boxscores or schedule… THE GOOD: New York Roadkills. According to EatMyShorts.com, the chances of the Yankees choking on the Rays’ champagne is now 100%…Champagne hangovers…With the Rays magic number to clinch the AL East now at 6, the odds of […]

     
  • [PLAYOFFS!!] Congratulations, Tampa Bay Rays Sans Devil (Part 1)

    [PLAYOFFS!!] Congratulations, Tampa Bay Rays Sans Devil (Part 1)

    September 20, 2008 at 7:21 pm 9 comments

    And with today’s win, the Rays’ magic number is now the same as the number of championships won by Alex Rodriguez. It is customary for teams that pop the champagne to don some hats and t-shirts to celebrate the occasion. We haven’t seen them yet, but we assume the Rays’ […]

     
  • [THE ARCHIVES] One Year Ago On Rays Index

    [THE ARCHIVES] One Year Ago On Rays Index

    September 20, 2008 at 3:59 pm 0 comments

    One year ago on Rays Index we were the first website to publish sketches of the Rays’ new uniforms. The New Tampa Bay Rays Uniforms [Rays Index] Likes(0)Dislikes(0)

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Rays Can Clinch Today On National Television

    [THE HANGOVER] Rays Can Clinch Today On National Television

    September 20, 2008 at 9:48 am 5 comments

    Click on above images to be taken to full standings, boxscores or schedule… THE GOOD: Edwin Jackson. A steady diet of 95 mph fastballs and decent sliders. And maybe Jackson’s greatest trait is his endurance. His fastest pitch of the night was the last pitch of the 8th inning, a […]