Archive for April 13th, 2009

  • The GBT Open Thread: Home Opener vs Yankees

    The GBT Open Thread: Home Opener vs Yankees

    April 13, 2009 at 3:00 pm 18 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 […]

     
  • Large Number Of Rays Fans Will Not See Home Opener

    April 13, 2009 at 12:00 pm 14 comments

    Once again it is the fans that suffer while billionaires fight over tip money. Back in March, the Rays signed a new TV deal with Fox Sports Net to air 150 of the 162 games during the 2009 season. The move was made to increase the number of households that […]

     
  • Upton’s Back, Joyce Is Demoted And…Gross To The Bench?

    Upton’s Back, Joyce Is Demoted And…Gross To The Bench?

    April 13, 2009 at 9:30 am 6 comments

    As expected, Matt Joyce was demoted to Durham following yesterday’s game to make room for the return of BJ Upton. Upton will start in center field for tonight’s home opener and bat lead off. And based on his 7 steal attempts in his 3 rehab starts, our guess is Upton […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Shield’s Big Game, Another Long Ball For Longo And Crazed O’s Fans

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Shield’s Big Game, Another Long Ball For Longo And Crazed O’s Fans

    April 13, 2009 at 7:13 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: James Shields. Shields came up with a Big Game when the team really needed one. He retired the first 8 […]

     
  • Down On The Farm: Wade Davis Takes His Turn

    Down On The Farm: Wade Davis Takes His Turn

    April 13, 2009 at 6:00 am 0 comments

    Durham 2, Norfolk 1. Ray Olmedo drove in the winning run with a 2-out single in the ninth, driving home John Jaso from second. Olmedo also added a solo home run…Wade Davis made his first start, striking out 5 in 4 innings, giving up just 1 run on 2 hits […]