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 predicts who we will name the Sunburst Player of the Game the most times prior to the all-star game, will win two tickets to a second-half game. Runners-up get their choice of a t-shirt. [Click HERE for rules]
  • Once the game starts, the GBT open thread will be your thoughts during the game of what you think are The Good, The Bad and/or The Telling moments of the game.




  1. Charles says:

    Gonna go with El Gato today for SPOTG.

  2. Adrian says:

    I went with C.C. yesterday forgetting that Danks was left handed and he went 0-5. So I’m going to pick him again for a bounce back game.

  3. Brett says:

    Sunburst POG: Only fitting that I take Evan

    • Dirtbag Fan says:

      Actually, its only fitting that I take Evan, but I’m not.

      I’m gonna go with James “my strength and my Shield”s.

  4. Martin B says:

    Carl Crawford

  5. Laura says:

    L-O-N-G-O and Longo was his name-o

  6. MikeD says:

    Who else? Mr. Shields, back home where he pitches well

  7. Elijah's Sixth Love Child says:

    Rays need a stopper and they need a BIG GAME. I got James the Greater.

  8. Justin H says:

    BIg Game James, it’s at the Trop where he dominates and we’ve dropped three straight you know he’s gonna step and pitch a gem

  9. theraysparty says:

    Pena is the hottest hitter not named Evan Longoria. He should have came up in the ninth with the bases juiced last night.

    I should start doing this sunburst thing more

  10. Sean G says:

    CC. How do I know? He just looks like he is ready for a 2 triple, 5 times on base, 3 steal game.

  11. MJ says:

    gotta go with Big Game James.

  12. Jessica L says:

    James Shields

  13. Brixology says:

    Shields. I need a win.

  14. James Lindsey says:

    Going with my patron saint, St. James the greater. And it will be At least 8 strong.

  15. Cougar Bait says:

    well, since we can’t seem to hit the ball it only seems right that Shields is the POG tonight.

  16. leningan says:

    El Gato Guapo – Pena

  17. steve-o1285 says:

    The popular picks seem to be Longo and Shields. Rather than crap on all of your picks by picking one of them myself, I’ll go with BJ Upton.

    The rest of you can now be 100% sure that Upton will not be the PLOG…adjust your picks accordingly.

  18. Andy Kline says:


  19. Dave says:

    Ben Zobrist

  20. Mark says:


  21. cougar says:

    Pena is hot. Gotta go with him

  22. John says:

    would it kill carl to take a freakin strike? just once?

  23. Mark says:

    Well I think it’s pretty obvious who the SPOG is. I was thinking Percival had a good shot at it if he had a 1-2-3 inning, but we got the “1st half of 2008″ Percival who lets runners get on, but still gets out of it with a save. Better than the “2nd half of 2008″ Percival who either blows it or is off the field and busy trying not to hurt himself while standing still.

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