Archive for August, 2010

  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Garza’s Dominance, Zobrist’s Struggles And Manny Ramirez’ Future

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Garza’s Dominance, Zobrist’s Struggles And Manny Ramirez’ Future

    August 23, 2010 at 7:42 am 4 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 continues to roll, holding the A’s to 1 run in 7.2 innings. It was the the 5th time in his last 8 […]

     
  • Postgame Shot Of Joe: Dirtbag Takes Down A’s

    Postgame Shot Of Joe: Dirtbag Takes Down A’s

    August 22, 2010 at 6:01 pm 9 comments

    Leave it to the big dogs to get the Rays a win, a series win split, which is not easy to come by in Oakland, the first Rays series win in the land of Raiderfan since 2008. Gee, what happened that year? Matt Garza, the Rays No. 1 pitcher of […]

     
  • Postgame Shot Of Joe: Down Goes Hellboy

    Postgame Shot Of Joe: Down Goes Hellboy

    August 21, 2010 at 8:48 am 13 comments

    Joe got the DVR going for this one and it’s now a pretty crappy Saturday morning. Funny how the A’s have looked a lot like the Rays in this series – opportunistic, winning with hustle and defense. (13K on a Friday night out there? Sheesh.) Joe’s just got a bad feeling […]

     
  • Raymond Has No Patience For Rays Fans That Can’t Hold Their Liquor (Video)

    August 20, 2010 at 10:00 am 6 comments

    One of the problems with having a baseball stadium in St. Pete is that the games often go well past the bedtimes of many fans. Take this guy for instance, who “fell asleep” during the game. And of course, by “fell asleep,” we really mean “passed out.” And if you […]

     
  • Rays Index Appearance On ESPN 1040

    Rays Index Appearance On ESPN 1040

    August 20, 2010 at 9:30 am 2 comments

    The Professor, Cork Gaines, will make an appearance on “The Fabulous Sports Babe Show” on ESPN 1040 AM at about 12:30 pm today. You can listen via the station’s website.

     
  • From Now On, Umpires Will Have To Call Him ‘Dr. Smartass’

    From Now On, Umpires Will Have To Call Him ‘Dr. Smartass’

    August 20, 2010 at 9:00 am 5 comments

    On September 2, Joe Maddon will receive an “Honorary Doctor of Letters,” from his Alma Mater Lafayette College… Maddon, who was inducted into the Maroon Club Hall of Fame last November, will return to the College Sept. 2 to receive an Honorary Doctor of Letters. After giving a public address […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Crisp’s Revenge, Wheels Gone Bad And Cold Bats

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Crisp’s Revenge, Wheels Gone Bad And Cold Bats

    August 20, 2010 at 7:52 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. THE GOOD: Hellboy IV. Tonight, the immovable object meets the unstoppable force. The Rays are 2-13 in their last 15 Friday games. But the Rays will […]

     
  • Postgame Shot Of Joe: Gagging Dan Wheeler

    Postgame Shot Of Joe: Gagging Dan Wheeler

    August 20, 2010 at 1:02 am 7 comments

    Damn what a sad loss. The Rays had the win slip through their fingers, specifically Dan Wheeler’s fingers. [Full disclosure: Joe watched the game from The Venue with a Duke grad student, a classy, shapely, wine-drinking chick named Barbara-Ann. Yes, Joe was way out of his league. Joe's a shot-and-a-beer, […]

     
  • One Year Ago On Rays Index

    August 19, 2010 at 6:00 pm 0 comments

    One year ago on Rays Index we learned that the father of 2009 first-round pick Levon Washington, was accusing the Rays of backing out of a pre-draft agreement. LeVon Washington’s Dad: Rays Backed Out Of Pre-Draft Deal [Rays Index]

     
  • Has BJ Upton Finally Overcome Fear Of Re-Injuring His Shoulder?

    Has BJ Upton Finally Overcome Fear Of Re-Injuring His Shoulder?

    August 19, 2010 at 1:02 pm 17 comments

    When BJ Upton injured his shoulder in May, 2008, it marked the sixth straight season in which Upton had injured his shoulder swinging a bat. This particular occurrence was the worst of the group, leading to a torn labrum and requiring off-season shoulder surgery following the 2008 World Series. Prior […]