Archive for May 10th, 2010

  • Devil Rays In Bay Area As Early As 1941

    Devil Rays In Bay Area As Early As 1941

    May 10, 2010 at 1:00 pm 6 comments

    Below is a St. Pete Times article from August 26, 1941. Kinda cool (click on image for a larger version)… Two things we love about this article other than the obvious: 1) apparently anybody could just call the newspaper and tell them anything and it would get published; 2) the […]

     
  • What Increased TV Ratings Mean For Rays (Hint: Not Much)

    May 10, 2010 at 10:30 am 11 comments

    Stephen Nohlgren and Tom Jones took a closer look at the Rays different revenue streams. Most of the numbers in this piece are educated guesses, so there is no way of knowing how accurate the assessment is. But what is important, is that all the talk of the increased television […]

     
  • Rays May Not Need To Trade For A Left-Handed Bat

    Rays May Not Need To Trade For A Left-Handed Bat

    May 10, 2010 at 9:00 am 13 comments

    This weekend, Joe Maddon essentially benched Pat Burrell, saying Willy Aybar will be the DH versus lefties and against some righties. That leaves the Rays without a left-handed bat on the bench (the backup catcher is usually unavailable to pinch-hit in case the starter gets injured). Buster Olney recognized this […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss A Familiar Story, Burrell’s Benching And Rocco’s Road Duties

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss A Familiar Story, Burrell’s Benching And Rocco’s Road Duties

    May 10, 2010 at 7:11 am 34 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: The Story. After Dallas Braden retired all 27 Rays that he faced, the story wasn’t about the Rays. The story was about how Braden […]