Archive for August 31st, 2010

  • Postgame Shot Of Joe: Jeff Niemann Is Scaring Joe

    Postgame Shot Of Joe: Jeff Niemann Is Scaring Joe

    August 31, 2010 at 11:26 pm 4 comments

    Color Joe disturbed. Man, everything seemed to be going so well in this game, especially Red Sux killer Dan Johnson — seemingly forgetting he wasn’t playing Boston — doubled to deep center, giving the Rays a 3-1 lead. Sure, starter Jeff Niemann struggled a little bit in the previous inning […]

     
  • Baldelli, Hellickson, Navarro Back With Rays; Jennings, Hawpe To Join Them

    August 31, 2010 at 3:34 pm 14 comments

    Marc Topkin is reporting that the Rays will call up Desmond Jennings, Jeremy Hellickson, Rocco Baldelli, Brad Hawpe and Dioner Navarro when rosters expand tomorrow. The Rays plans for the Wednesday’s roster expansion are to add OF Desmond Jennings, OF/DH Rocco Baldelli, C Dioner Navarro, RHP Jeremy Hellickson and OF […]

     
  • Dan Johnson And Jeremy Hellickson Take Home Top IL Honors

    Dan Johnson And Jeremy Hellickson Take Home Top IL Honors

    August 31, 2010 at 2:20 pm 6 comments

    The Durham Bulls today announced that Jeremy Hellickson was named the International League Pitcher of the Year and Dan Johnson won the league’s MVP award. In addition, manager Charlie Montoyo was named the manager of the year. Hellickson was 12-3 with a league-leading 2.45 ERA in 25 starts. He struck […]

     
  • Rocco Baldelli Compares The 2010 And 2008 Rays

    August 31, 2010 at 12:00 pm 8 comments

    Here is an interview conducted by Neil Solondz in which Rocco talks about why he is coming back and the similarities between the 2008 and 2010 Rays (thanks Chris)… Rocco Baldelli (click arrow to play) Likes(0)Dislikes(0)

     
  • Is Winning The AL East That Important?

    Is Winning The AL East That Important?

    August 31, 2010 at 10:00 am 23 comments

    Barring a collapse of historic proportions, the Rays are going to the playoffs. The only question that remains is whether they can fight off the Yankees for the division title. But winning the East may not necessarily be the best move for the Rays. As of today, the Twins and […]

     
  • BJ Upton To Give Away His BRayser For Charity

    BJ Upton To Give Away His BRayser For Charity

    August 31, 2010 at 9:00 am 6 comments

    We told you about this last week, but here are the details from the management firm that represents BJ Upton… The “BRayser” gained national attention two weeks ago when the Rays wore the unique blazers adorned in Tampa Bay Rays colors in a plaid design on their west coast road trip. […]

     
  • Scott Cursi Called Dan Johnson’s Walk-Off Home Run

    Scott Cursi Called Dan Johnson’s Walk-Off Home Run

    August 31, 2010 at 8:30 am 3 comments

    From Bill Chastain comes this tidbit involving the bullpen catcher and original Devil Ray Scott Cursi (thanks Connie)… “The coolest part was at the beginning of the inning, [bullpen catcher Scott] Cursi keeps a chart and finally he hands the chart to [John] Jaso and goes, ‘Just write that down […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Pena’s Impact, Red Hot Davis And A Rough Night At The Ticket Office

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Pena’s Impact, Red Hot Davis And A Rough Night At The Ticket Office

    August 31, 2010 at 6:19 am 24 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: Carlos Pena. This offense is different just when Carlos Pena is in it, whether or not he is hitting. He is that threatening presence […]