Archive for July, 2009

  • The Sunburst Player Of The Game Pick ‘Em

    The Sunburst Player Of The Game Pick ‘Em

    July 31, 2009 at 3:00 pm 19 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 […]

     
  • Tampa Bay Rays Deadline Deals And Rumors

    July 31, 2009 at 11:00 am 6 comments

    We will use this post to keep you updated throughout the day on any moves the Rays makes or rumors of moves the Rays might make. So just check back here from time to time. And what is our take home lesson today kids? The next time Andrew Friedman acquires […]

     
  • Tampa Bay Rays Employee Openly Roots For Yankees

    Tampa Bay Rays Employee Openly Roots For Yankees

    July 31, 2009 at 8:30 am 26 comments

    Usually on the final strike of a loss to the Yankees, our face is buried in our hands. But thankfully one reader had his eye still fixed on their TV set. Otherwise, we might have never noticed this craptastic moment… The gentleman in the blue polo is part of the […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Chicks Love Of The Longo Ball

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Chicks Love Of The Longo Ball

    July 31, 2009 at 7:26 am 2 comments

    The GBT – The Good, The Bad and The Telling sandwich, where The Bad is nice and lean and the The Telling is ripe. In honor of Raysheads love of the Rays all-star third baseman, we have a new T-shirt in the Rays Index Store. And in honor of the […]

     
  • Down On The Farm: Hellboy Keeps Rolling Along

    July 31, 2009 at 7:02 am 3 comments

    Durham 6, Scranton/WB 2 (gm 1). Jeremy Hellickson improved to 2-0 in 2 triple-A starts with 6 shutout innings. He allowed 3 hits and 2 walks and struck out 4…Reid Brignac went 2-4 with a 2-run double…Matt Joyce was 0-3. Scranton/WB 8, Durham 2 (gm 2). Matt DeSalvo dropped to […]

     
  • Rayshead T-Shirt Gets A Lot Of TV Time

    Rayshead T-Shirt Gets A Lot Of TV Time

    July 30, 2009 at 1:18 pm 3 comments

    We have heard lots of stories about people wearing Rayshead T-shirts at both home games and road games, and we have even heard stories of these fans being on TV. But none were displayed so prominently as this one in the second row during Tuesday night’s game. That is Scott […]

     
  • Ben Zobrist, AL MVP…Discuss

    Ben Zobrist, AL MVP…Discuss

    July 30, 2009 at 11:00 am 13 comments

    Rob Neyer discusses the case of Ben Zobrist as the American League Most Valuable Player. Just off the top: Zobrist leads the American League in FanGraphs’ Runs Above Replacement (51.5) but he’s just 20th in Baseball Prospectus’ Wins Above Replacement (4.1). Why the difference? Maybe one of our favorite lines […]

     
  • Three Years Ago On Rays Index

    July 30, 2009 at 10:30 am 0 comments

    Three years ago on Rays Index we heard a crazy story about BJ Upton giving the Durham PA announcer the riot act for refusing to play Upton’s walk-up music. Apparently Upton called the pressbox during the game. One problem. The Bulls manager was in the pressbox at the time after […]

     
  • The Daily Poll: Trade Deadline

    July 30, 2009 at 9:00 am 3 comments

    The Rays are now 7.5 back in the East and 4 back and in 3rd place in the Wild Card. Should the Rays be buyers or sellers in the trade market?(online surveys) Likes(0)Dislikes(0)

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Matt Garza’s Upcoming Vacation

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Matt Garza’s Upcoming Vacation

    July 30, 2009 at 7:02 am 5 comments

    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: Playing the Game the Right Way. On Monday, Evan Longoria was hit by a pitch. Last night in the 3rd inning, Joba Chamberlain sailed […]