EVAN LONGORIA AT BOB HOPE CLASSIC (we are pulling the video until we can figure out how to disable the annoying as H-E-DOUBLE HOCKEY STICKS autoplay)

Above is Evan Longoria being interviewed following his first round 78 at the Bob Hope Classic. An interview in which he admits he has never seen the show on which his partner (Jeffery Donovan, Burn Notice) stars, and that he is jumping on the Steelers bandwagon in the Super Bowl. We also learn that Dirtbag is either a lot taller than we thought or the cameraman was a Hobbit.

DEVIL DOGS WEBTOPIA

  • Marc Topkin feels the Rays may be able to keep Scott Kazmir from participating in the World Baseball Classic. Topkin cites the Angels, who are vetoing John Lackey’s participation, who like Kazmir, missed the first six weeks of the 2008 season with an arm injury. [St. Pete Times]
  • Evan Longoria was not the only Tampa Bay Ray in attendance at the Bob Hope Classic…Pat Perez won the tournament, which is significant because his buddy Pat Burrell was on hand to cheer him on. And Pat the Bat came in handy.  On the sixth hole, Perez hit an errant shot that struck a lady in the leg. Burrell came to the rescue providing a bag of ice to the lady. [The Press-Enterprise]
  • Evan Longoria was in New York to receive his Rookie of the Year award from the BBWAA. [MLB]
  • Lisa Winston has a “getting to know you” Q and A with Matt Joyce…Obviously we will be on the lookout for a good nickname for Joyce, and right now, based on the boring answers, Vanilla has the early lead. Vanilla Joyce Joyce baby. [MLB]
  • The Gus Stavros Institute celebrated its 20th anniversary last Wednesday. Why are we telling you this? Gus Stavros is a minority owner of the Rays. [St. Pete Times]
  • The Tampa-Hillsborough Expressway Authority is proposing the construction of an elevated road above Gandy Boulevard that would potentially cut 15 minutes off the commute from southern Tampa to Tropicana Field. [Tampa Tribune]
  • The Rays Party of America has a list of veteran players that they feel the Rays should try to get into camp on a minor league contract. [The Rays Party of America]
  • All of the sudden it is cool to be like the Rays. [The Nationals Enquirer]
  • One of the Bowling Green Hot Rods’ upcoming promotions made the list of top promotions for 2009. [Ben's Biz Blog]

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