Archive for August 2nd, 2010

  • Postgame Shot Of Joe: It’s All About The Corn

    Postgame Shot Of Joe: It’s All About The Corn

    August 2, 2010 at 10:23 pm 10 comments

    So the kid from the corn, Jeremy Hellickson, wasn’t so bad, was he? Geez, how deep is the Rays starting pitching? The rotation gets a night off when a rookie gets a spot, one-time start, and he shuts down the Twins. Mind you, this is not the Kansas City Royals. […]

     
  • Dan Johnson Returns, Hellickson Sent Back To Durham

    August 2, 2010 at 9:53 pm 2 comments

    Marc Topkin is reporting that Jeremy Hellickson has indeed been sent back to Durham following his start tonight, and as we expected, Dan Johnson has been promoted to take Hellboy’s spot on the roster. Likes(0)Dislikes(0)

     
  • Rays TV Ratings Continue To soar

    August 2, 2010 at 3:30 pm 9 comments

    The following info on the weekend series against the Yankees comes from Sun Sports The 3-game series against the Yankees was the highest-rated regular season series in team history. The three games averaged a 9.9 rating (178,238 households). The previous record was for a series against the Red Sox 6/30-7/2, […]

     
  • Rays Find Injury For Sonnanstine, Place Him On DL

    August 2, 2010 at 3:08 pm 11 comments

    Needing a spot on the roster for Jeremy Hellickson, the Rays today placed Andy Sonnanstine on the DL with a strained left roster spot hamstring. The move is retroactive to July 23, so he is eligible to return on August 7. If he had been demoted, he would not have […]

     
  • Lance Berkman Is Latest Opposing Player To Blame Performance On The Trop

    Lance Berkman Is Latest Opposing Player To Blame Performance On The Trop

    August 2, 2010 at 2:44 pm 11 comments

    We will never get tired of hearing other players complain about playing in The Trop. This one comes from Lance Berkman who struggled defensively in the Rays win over the Yankees on Sunday (thanks Beth)… Before this weekend, Berkman had played at Tropicana Field only once, in 2008, but that […]

     
  • Evan Longoria Talks Fashion And Fantasy Football

    August 2, 2010 at 1:00 pm 12 comments

    Young Hollywood caught up with Evan Longoria during the All-Star break… Likes(0)Dislikes(0)

     
  • Like The Rays, The Reds Have Struggled At Box Office, But Are Coming On Strong

    Like The Rays, The Reds Have Struggled At Box Office, But Are Coming On Strong

    August 2, 2010 at 11:30 am 4 comments

    Back in June we wondered why the national media has been so critical of the Rays attendance and yet they appeared to be giving the Reds attendance problems a pass. Now comes word, that like the Rays, the second-place Reds are starting to see the team’s success pay off in […]

     
  • Matt Garza’s Rebellious (And Disturbing) Chin Whisker

    Matt Garza’s Rebellious (And Disturbing) Chin Whisker

    August 2, 2010 at 10:30 am 12 comments

    We are not sure how noticeable this was on the Rays broadcast Friday night, but it was hard not to notice on the Yankees broadcast. Behold the wonder of the lone erect goatee whisker… And the best part is, you know his teammates saw that and didn’t say anything. Can […]

     
  • Rocco Baldelli Mustache Night Makes Us Want To Grow A Mustache

    Rocco Baldelli Mustache Night Makes Us Want To Grow A Mustache

    August 2, 2010 at 9:30 am 7 comments

    We’ll let the Charlotte Stone Crabs explain… The Charlotte Stone Crabs will host Rocco Baldelli Moustache Night on Wednesday, August 4 as a celebration of the fantastic facial hair display that currently sits atop the outfielder’s upper lip. Baldelli…arrived in Port Charlotte with a respectable moustache that has since transformed […]

     
  • Dan Johnson Could Be With Rays Tomorrow

    Dan Johnson Could Be With Rays Tomorrow

    August 2, 2010 at 8:00 am 20 comments

    Dan Johnson, who leads the International League with 30 home runs, 95 RBI, a .430 OBP and a 1.053 OPS could be up with the Rays as early as tomorrow. With both Ben Zobrist and Carlos Pena ailing, Joe Maddon says the team could place one on the DL rather […]