Archive for June 30th, 2010

  • Upton Not In Lineup Again, But Still Not Benched

    June 30, 2010 at 4:08 pm 8 comments

    [Update] Oh, it gets better…Joe Maddon says BJ Upton has a sore quad that he suffered last night. Yes, that’s right. Upton will not start tonight because he ran too hard last night. [5:08pm] Via Joe Smith’s Twitter page, we learn that Ben Zobrist will once again play center field […]

     
  • Dioner Navarro Had A Painful Triple-A Debut

    Dioner Navarro Had A Painful Triple-A Debut

    June 30, 2010 at 1:07 pm 3 comments

    Last night, Dioner Navarro played in his first minor league game (non-rehab) since 2006. And as Chris over at Watching Durham Bulls Baseball points out, he received a painful welcome… Aroldis Chapman is a very hard-throwing (and at $30 million, expensive) pitcher in the Reds system with some control issues. […]

     
  • Dickie V. Thinks It’s Time Rays’ Diaper Dandy Take Off The Diapers

    Dickie V. Thinks It’s Time Rays’ Diaper Dandy Take Off The Diapers

    June 30, 2010 at 9:00 am 10 comments

    On Monday, Rays Superfan Dick Vitale had some harsh words for BJ Upton. Yesterday, Vitale appeared on ESPN Radio’s “Mike and Mike Show.” If you thought Dickie V might back down from his criticism, you’d be wrong. Vitale thinks Upton just isn’t a very good player and he has the […]

     
  • Are They Going To Give Away Strobe Lights?

    June 30, 2010 at 8:30 am 1 comment

    Minor league baseball teams are known for coming up with unorthodox promotions in an effort to draw fans to the ballpark. The Rays’ short-season affiliate, the Hudson Valley Renegades are no exception. The same club that once asked fans to leave their Y-chromosomes at home, may have finally failed to […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Upton’s New Gear, Burrell’s New Bat And Crawford’s Wounded Wing

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Upton’s New Gear, Burrell’s New Bat And Crawford’s Wounded Wing

    June 30, 2010 at 7:09 am 19 comments

    The GBT – The Good, The Bad and The Telling sandwich, where The Bad is nice and lean and the The Telling is ripe. Red Sox 8, Devil Rays 5 THE GOOD: BJ Upton. He wasn’t benched, but he wasn’t in the starting lineup. And while grabbing some pine, BJ […]