Archive for October, 2008

  • [THE HANGOVER] Speed Kills: Rays Got It, White Sox Don’t

    [THE HANGOVER] Speed Kills: Rays Got It, White Sox Don’t

    October 4, 2008 at 9:43 am 4 comments

    Click on above images to be taken to full standings, boxscores or schedule… THE GOOD: Speed. The Rays have it and the White Sox don’t. Game 2 marked the first time ever that Carl Crawford, BJ Upton and Fernando Perez started together in the outfield. Add Rocco Baldelli at DH […]

     
  • [TAMPA BAY RAYS] A Fitting 3rd Anniversary Indeed

    [TAMPA BAY RAYS] A Fitting 3rd Anniversary Indeed

    October 3, 2008 at 11:45 pm 1 comment

    Apparently the gift for a 3rd anniversary is “ALDS WIN”. Tonight the Rays took a 2-0 lead in the ALDS and for some reason that seems secondary to what we should really be celebrating. Today (we think…we might be off by a day) marks the 3rd anniversary of the day […]

     
  • [THE ARCHIVES] One Year Ago On Rays Index

    [THE ARCHIVES] One Year Ago On Rays Index

    October 3, 2008 at 6:34 pm 0 comments

    One year ago on Rays Index, we learned that the Rays decided to let go the winningest manager in team history. [Rays Index] Likes(0)Dislikes(0)

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Maddon Still Undecided About RF And DH For Game 2

    [THE HANGOVER] Maddon Still Undecided About RF And DH For Game 2

    October 3, 2008 at 10:04 am 4 comments

    Click on above images to be taken to full standings, boxscores or schedule… Best and most telling quote we have read yet about the Rays first playoff game comes from Her Rays: You know what was really refreshing about this game. It was the playoffs and the Rays still looked […]

     
  • [HAPPY HOUR] Dirtbag Powers Rays To Game 1 Win

    [HAPPY HOUR] Dirtbag Powers Rays To Game 1 Win

    October 2, 2008 at 8:02 pm 10 comments

    THE GOOD: Evan Longoria. Dirtbag became just the second player to homer in each of his first 2 playoff at bats. The first player to accomplish this feat was Gary Gaetti. Coincidentally, Gaetti was Longoria’s hitting coach at triple-A Durham…The Bullpen (again). Grant Balfour came in with 1 out in […]

     
  • [RI CONFIDENCE GRAPH] The Rays Index Confidence Graph: Week 27

    [RI CONFIDENCE GRAPH] The Rays Index Confidence Graph: Week 27

    October 2, 2008 at 7:30 pm 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 […]

     
  • [RIGO!] Rays Index Live Blog-A-Baloo: ALDS Game 1 vs Chicago White Sox

    [RIGO!] Rays Index Live Blog-A-Baloo: ALDS Game 1 vs Chicago White Sox

    October 2, 2008 at 1:13 pm 0 comments

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  • [SHOWER-SHOE FUNGUS] Playing A Little Pepper: Chicago White Sox

    [SHOWER-SHOE FUNGUS] Playing A Little Pepper: Chicago White Sox

    October 2, 2008 at 11:05 am 2 comments

    FIRST INNINGA look back…Troy Percival, who helped solidify the Rays bullpen, will not be on the roster for the ALDS…Who will close games for the Rays? Four of the six pitchers that will be in the bullpen have postseason experience. In the postseason, when bullpens reign supreme, that will give […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Barring Last-Second Appeal By Hank Steinbrenner, Rays Open Playoffs Today

    [THE HANGOVER] Barring Last-Second Appeal By Hank Steinbrenner, Rays Open Playoffs Today

    October 2, 2008 at 9:24 am 6 comments

    Click on above images to be taken to full standings, boxscores or schedule… We wrote an ALDS preview for the fine folks over at The Hardball Times. As usual, we like to call these guest spots “Rays Index on amphetamines” as they tend to be a little longer than what […]

     
  • [HAPPY HOUR] Percival Likely Off Roster For ALDS

    [HAPPY HOUR] Percival Likely Off Roster For ALDS

    October 1, 2008 at 4:28 pm 18 comments

    [Update: 7:05pm] The White Sox have set their rotation. After game 1 starter Javier Vazquez, the Sox will go with Mark Buehrle in game 2, John Danks in game 3 and Gavin Floyd in game 4, if necessary. Also, Carlos Quentin has been left off the White Sox roster. [Update: […]