Archive for September 20th, 2010

  • Postgame Shot Of Joe: What Happened To The Pitching?

    Postgame Shot Of Joe: What Happened To The Pitching?

    September 20, 2010 at 11:14 pm 5 comments

    Joe’s depressed. What looked like the best starting pitching in baseball is now pretty much a one-man gang: David Price. First it was James Shields, then Jeff Niemann and now Matt Garza. Guys, late-September is not the time of the year to go into a funk. Not when your team […]

     
  • Two Years Ago On Rays Index

    September 20, 2010 at 3:00 pm 1 comment

    Two years ago on Rays Index we celebrated the Rays clinching their first-ever playoff berth. Congratulations, Tampa Bay Rays Sans Devil (Part 1) [Rays Index]

     
  • Bill Simmons Displays Same Hypocrisy Of Many Red Sox Fans

    Bill Simmons Displays Same Hypocrisy Of Many Red Sox Fans

    September 20, 2010 at 11:30 am 21 comments

    During the September 14th episode of “The B.S. Report” with Bill Simmons, the Sports Guy admits that he hasn’t watched the Red Sox play since August… I have not watched the Red Sox since the now-famous Tampa Bay Saturday night loss (Ed. note, this was August 28th, the night Dan […]

     
  • Cafardo On Upton: Now He’s Back To Being BJ Upton

    September 20, 2010 at 10:30 am 15 comments

    After Friday night’s loss to the Angels, Peter Gammons and Nick Cafardo discussed BJ Upton on NESN. At issue was a flyball that Upton seemed to give up on with some nicely timed alligator-arms (you can see the play here). A run scored on the play and the Rays would […]

     
  • Should The Rays Shut Hellickson Down For The Season?

    Should The Rays Shut Hellickson Down For The Season?

    September 20, 2010 at 9:30 am 3 comments

    Last week we said we wouldn’t be surprised if the Rays shut Jeremy Hellickson down for the year. And now we are beginning to wonder if the move is overdue. Prior to Sunday’s two-inning outing, Hellickson had faced only four batters in the past two weeks. And with the Rays […]

     
  • Why Is It So Hard For ESPN To Get Rays’ Name Correct?

    Why Is It So Hard For ESPN To Get Rays’ Name Correct?

    September 20, 2010 at 8:30 am 9 comments

    There are only four major professional sports leagues in North America. So you would think the self-proclaimed “Worldwide Leader in Sports,” would at least know the names of the teams that play in those leagues. And yet, time after time after time, they continue to mangle the name of one […]

     
  • Dan Johnson And Jeremy Hellickson Named Top Minor Leaguers

    September 20, 2010 at 8:00 am 3 comments

    The Rays announced that Dan Johnson has been named the organization’s Minor League Player of the Year and Jeremy Hellickson was named the Pitcher of the Year. In addition, the Rays also announced the MVPs for each of their minor league affiliates: INF/OF Elliot Johnson (Durham Bulls, AAA) RHP Alex […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss McGee’s Case, Magic Numbers And Niemann On The Outside Looking In

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss McGee’s Case, Magic Numbers And Niemann On The Outside Looking In

    September 20, 2010 at 6:08 am 3 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: Jake McGee. Joe Maddon would probably love a second lefty in the ‘pen in October. And after McGee’s 1-2-3, 2 strikeout 9th inning, and […]