Archive for April 22nd, 2009

  • The Sunburst Player Of The Game Pick ‘Em

    The Sunburst Player Of The Game Pick ‘Em

    April 22, 2009 at 3:00 pm 35 comments

    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 predicts who we will name the Sunburst Player of the Game the most […]

     
  • St. Pete Times Attempts New Medium…Or Not

    April 22, 2009 at 12:30 pm 4 comments

    Recently the St. Pete Times introduced a new feature in their various sports blogs, a video report called the “Midday sports report.”  We were excited. We wondered what might this new feature bring? Might it be Marc Topkin’s musings on various Rays topics? Might Joe Smith reveal his true identity? […]

     
  • The Rays New ‘Moneyball’ Statistic: Sexiness?

    The Rays New ‘Moneyball’ Statistic: Sexiness?

    April 22, 2009 at 11:00 am 6 comments

    [Ed. note: Knowing that our audience is 93.4% male, let us apologize in advance] Yesterday we linked to an interview in which Andrew Friedman spoke about the Rays ability to exploit defense as an area in which the team could find value without overextending team resources. As more teams are […]

     
  • The Ridunculously Premature Playoff Picture: Week 3

    The Ridunculously Premature Playoff Picture: Week 3

    April 22, 2009 at 10:00 am 6 comments

    In our quest to prove that there are no more original ideas, we blatantly borrow this feature from The Shutdown Corner, and one of our two or three favorite writers, The Mighty MJD. If you are a football fan and are not reading The Shutdown Corner, we must ask why […]

     
  • Gabe Kapler Was Chosen Top Web Gem

    April 22, 2009 at 8:30 am 4 comments

    Gabe Kapler’s divind catch to end the third inning last night was the top play on ESPN’s “Baseball Tonight” Web Gems. Fast forward to 1:08 for Kapler’s catch. BBTN Web Gems For April 21st [ESPN]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Using 7 Infielders, Upton’s Sore Quad And The Approach Of James The Greater

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Using 7 Infielders, Upton’s Sore Quad And The Approach Of James The Greater

    April 22, 2009 at 6:53 am 5 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: Gold Gloves. Typical Rays D in the 3rd. Evan Longoria got a speedy Endy Chavez trying to drag bunt (right […]

     
  • Down On The Farm: King David Picks Up First Win Of ’09

    April 22, 2009 at 6:00 am 2 comments

    Durham 7. Gwinnett 3. David Price retired the first 8 he faced including 4 strike outs, but ran into some trouble in the 3rd with a single followed by a home run. Those were the only runs and hits he allowed in 5 innings. He did walk 1 and hit […]