Archive for March, 2010

  • On September 18th, The Trop Will Have A Few More 14-Year Old Girls And Boys That Like Boys

    On September 18th, The Trop Will Have A Few More 14-Year Old Girls And Boys That Like Boys

    March 31, 2010 at 6:10 pm 4 comments

    Today the Rays announced three more acts for their Saturday night Summer Concert Series. August 14: Train September 18: Adam Lambert and Orianthi September 25: Dierks Bentley The Rays have received some criticism for only booking AARP acts (e.g. ZZ Top, Go-Go’s, Hall & Oates) for the Summer Concert Series, so […]

     
  • Projected 2010 Tampa Bay Rays 25-Man Roster

    Projected 2010 Tampa Bay Rays 25-Man Roster

    March 31, 2010 at 11:00 am 10 comments

    With 6 days to go before opening day, the roster is starting to take shape, but there are still some questions to be answered. Let’s update the projected roster… A few notes on the 25-man roster projection… LINEUP: It looks like Ben Zobrist will now get the bulk of the […]

     
  • Happy Tampa Bay Rays Independence Day!

    Happy Tampa Bay Rays Independence Day!

    March 31, 2010 at 9:45 am 3 comments

    March 31, 2008 is one of the most important dates in Tampa Bay Rays history. That was opening day for the 2008 season. That was the day that the Rays took their first steps towards being a true major league baseball team. It was the first day of a season in […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss The Final Bullpen Spot, Crawford’s Streak And Some More Saturday Concerts

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss The Final Bullpen Spot, Crawford’s Streak And Some More Saturday Concerts

    March 31, 2010 at 7:03 am 8 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: Joaquin Benoit. The odds-on favorite for the final bullpen spot showed that his arm is healthy by working 2 innings. But unfortunately we still […]

     
  • BJ Upton: Center Fielder, Republican

    BJ Upton: Center Fielder, Republican

    March 30, 2010 at 2:46 pm 26 comments

    Tampa is a finalist to host the 2012 Republican National Convention. Earlier today, Republican leaders were given a tour of Tropicana Field. Among the highlights was a special greeting from BJ Upton… On Tuesday, the RNC selection committee, including RNC Chairman Michael Steele, arrived at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg…St. […]

     
  • Mrs. Professor In The TBT Edition Of The St. Pete Times

    Mrs. Professor In The TBT Edition Of The St. Pete Times

    March 30, 2010 at 12:26 pm 4 comments

    A few months ago I commissioned an illustration of Mrs. Professor in the classic pin-up style, wearing a Tampa Bay Rays jersey (you can see the original piece HERE) That piece was recently featured in the March 19th issue of TBT* that is published by the St. Pete Times. There […]

     
  • The Rays Index Confidence Graph

    March 30, 2010 at 10:00 am 1 comment

    Below you will see three polls that ask about your confidence in the Tampa Bay Rays. We will present these same polls every Tuesday (and randomly during the off-season). The results will be presented in graphical form on Thursday, and will be displayed permanently in the sidebar. The goal of […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Pitchers In Mid-Season Form, Price’s Personal Catcher And The Opening Day Roster

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Pitchers In Mid-Season Form, Price’s Personal Catcher And The Opening Day Roster

    March 30, 2010 at 7:40 am 8 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: Starting Pitching. Want a sign that the starting pitchers are already in mid-season form? The 5 members of the rotation have combined for 78 […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Upton 6th, Former Rays And Selig’s Stadium-Enducing Power

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Upton 6th, Former Rays And Selig’s Stadium-Enducing Power

    March 29, 2010 at 7:34 am 6 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: Matt Garza. Like James Shields the day before, Garza stretched his arm out working 7 strong innings, allowing just 4 hits and striking out […]

     
  • Gammons On The Rays Top Prospects

    Gammons On The Rays Top Prospects

    March 28, 2010 at 11:30 am 6 comments

    Peter Gammons spoke with some scouts about a few of the Rays top prospects with some surprising feedback… One of the fun debates on the west coast of Florida is rating the three young, big arms on the Rays. I polled six scouts, five had it 1. Wade Davis, 2. […]