Archive for April 9th, 2009

  • VICTORY! Rays Win Series

    VICTORY! Rays Win Series

    April 9, 2009 at 4:48 pm 9 comments

    It is all about winning series and that is exactly what the Rays did, taking two of three from the Red Sox. 2007 Rockies? They think the Rays are going to end up just like the 2007 Rockies? We got your 2007 Rockies right here.

     
  • One Year Ago On Rays Index

    April 9, 2009 at 4:30 pm 1 comment

    One year ago on Rays Index we noticed that the use of the new sunburst logo in the FieldTurf at The Trop was not as great in reality as it might have been on paper. BJ Upton Nearly Swallowed Alive By Rays New Sunburst Logo [Rays Index]

     
  • One Year Ago On Rays Index

    April 9, 2009 at 4:00 pm 0 comments

    One year ago on Rays Index we were perplexed by the inclusion of southwest Alabama as part of the Rays territorial rights. SW Alabama Is Rays’ Country! Wait. What? [Rays Index]

     
  • The Rays Index Confidence Graph

    The Rays Index Confidence Graph

    April 9, 2009 at 3:30 pm 0 comments

    The Rays Confidence Graph will appear every Thursday 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 […]

     
  • The GBT Open Thread: Rays @ Red Sox

    The GBT Open Thread: Rays @ Red Sox

    April 9, 2009 at 10:30 am 46 comments

    This gameday open thread will have two parts and it is all user-generated… Up until first pitch, use the comments section to predict who you think will be the Sunburst Player of the Game. (be sure to use a valid email address while leaving the comment). The commenter that correctly […]

     
  • Looking At How Managers Use And Misuse Their Bullpens

    Looking At How Managers Use And Misuse Their Bullpens

    April 9, 2009 at 9:00 am 8 comments

    Joe Sheehan of Baseball Prospectus takes some time to vent about how managers consistently misuse their bullpens (thanks Scot). …it’s time for this nonsense to end. There shouldn’t be “eighth-inning” and “ninth-inning” relievers. Partitioning relievers by how many outs are left in the game was stupid when managers started doing […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Kazmir’s New Arsenal, The Pink Backpack And Winning At Fenway

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Kazmir’s New Arsenal, The Pink Backpack And Winning At Fenway

    April 9, 2009 at 7:39 am 2 comments

    Time to bring back the GBT – The Good, The Bad and The Telling sandwich, where The Bad is nice and lean and the The Telling is ripe. THE GOOD: Scott Kazmir’s slider. A good Kazmir needs to have confidence to throw his slider. In 2007, he threw it 17% […]