Archive for October, 2008

  • [LONG COLD WINTERS] We Miss Our Woobie

    [LONG COLD WINTERS] We Miss Our Woobie

    October 31, 2008 at 3:18 pm 5 comments

    You know that scene at the end of “Bull Durham” when Crash Davis returns to Durham after retiring. Crash is tired. He doesn’t want to think about baseball. He doesn’t want to think about Quantum Physics. He didn’t want to think about anything. He just wanted to be. We feel […]

     
  • [THE ARCHIVES] One Year Ago On Rays Index

    [THE ARCHIVES] One Year Ago On Rays Index

    October 31, 2008 at 2:17 pm 1 comment

    One year ago on Rays Index some thought Joe Maddon was among the “Crappiest Baseball Managers.” Joe Maddon Is Too Good For Rays [Rays Index]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Time To Start Looking At 2009

    [THE HANGOVER] Time To Start Looking At 2009

    October 31, 2008 at 9:20 am 25 comments

    Online Surveys & Market Research DEVIL DOGS WEBTOPIA… Another day, another feature piece on the Rays in the New York Times. This time they take a look at the staying power of the team in the AL East, noting that core of the team could be unchanged in 2009 and […]

     
  • [TAKING THE BAIT] Drays Bay Reminds Us Why Some Loathe Statheads

    [TAKING THE BAIT] Drays Bay Reminds Us Why Some Loathe Statheads

    October 30, 2008 at 9:09 pm 13 comments

    Drays Bay would like you to think that championships mean nothing. Apparently, some people are saying this season possesses no positive aspect due to the World Series results. This is irrational and frankly embarrassing to the fan base. Few teams improve by 31 games and even fewer teams do it […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Not The World Series We Would Have Hoped For

    [THE HANGOVER] Not The World Series We Would Have Hoped For

    October 29, 2008 at 11:49 pm 32 comments

    Click on above images to be taken to full standings, box scores or schedule… THE GOOD: After every game (well most games), we take a few moments to celebrate “the good”, to dwell on “the bad” and reflect on what we learned (“the telling”). Once that is done, that game […]

     
  • [RIGO!] World Series Game 5.5: Random Thoughts Thread, Game On!

    [RIGO!] World Series Game 5.5: Random Thoughts Thread, Game On!

    October 29, 2008 at 8:01 pm 46 comments

    No live blog…but let’s throw this up as a place to throw out some random thoughts, grumblings and poop jokes. Until the game starts, let’s consider this… Let’s assume Grant Balfour starts the bottom of the 6th inning and Charlie Manuel pinch-hits one of his lefty bats. Do you want […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Phillies Fans On Edge

    [THE HANGOVER] Phillies Fans On Edge

    October 29, 2008 at 8:00 am 16 comments

    Click on above images to be taken to full standings, box scores or schedule… Just the links this morning and we will be off the grid most of the day. We will be back this evening with a “RIGO!”, so we will see you then… DEVIL DOGS WEBTOPIA… We are […]

     
  • [WORLD SERIES MONSOON] Phillies Fans Have Only Head Groundskeeper To Blame (And Maybe Karma)

    [WORLD SERIES MONSOON] Phillies Fans Have Only Head Groundskeeper To Blame (And Maybe Karma)

    October 28, 2008 at 2:32 pm 29 comments

    For all the complaints (and whining) we have heard today directed at FoxTV, Bud Selig and Major League Baseball, the one group that deserves the brunt of the fans’ wrath is the Phillies’ ground crew. During the bottom of the 5th inning, Chris Myers reported from the field that he […]

     
  • [WORLD SERIES] Continuation Of Game 5 Postponed

    [WORLD SERIES] Continuation Of Game 5 Postponed

    October 28, 2008 at 1:36 pm 6 comments

    The St. Pete Times is reporting that Major League Baseball has already postponed tonight’s continuation of game 5. According to the press release from MLB, the game is tentatively scheduled for 8:37pm tomorrow (Wednesday). Don’t think Fox TV’s desire to keep “House M.D.” from being postponed was not a factor […]

     
  • [CLIFF FLOYD] Cliff Floyd’s Injury Could Lead To Retirement

    [CLIFF FLOYD] Cliff Floyd’s Injury Could Lead To Retirement

    October 28, 2008 at 10:59 am 8 comments

    Cliff Floyd was removed from the World Series roster with a suspected tear of the labrum in his right shoulder. Now Floyd says the injury could end his career. “If I have any more surgeries, my career’s a wrap,” Floyd said. “If it’s something I can rehab from, we’ll see […]