Archive for September 29th, 2010

  • Postgame Shot Of Joe: The Return Of Jeff Niemann?

    Postgame Shot Of Joe: The Return Of Jeff Niemann?

    September 29, 2010 at 10:43 pm 4 comments

    Well, it was another Derek Shelton special Wednesday night at a packed Fruitdome (thank you Rays) that saw the Rays dish out 20,000 free tickets in 90 minutes. That was the only thing that was impressive about the hungover Rays being limited to three hits against Kevin Millwood of all […]

     
  • Fans Lining Up At Trop [Update]

    Fans Lining Up At Trop [Update]

    September 29, 2010 at 4:30 pm 17 comments

    [Update] Marc Topkin is reporting (via Twitter) that all 20,000 tickets have been given away and it took less than 90 minutes. The Rays also just sent out a press release saying there are “a few tickets remaining for purchase.” [4:30pm] Below is an image taken this afternoon of people lining […]

     
  • Two Years Ago On Rays Index

    September 29, 2010 at 3:00 pm 1 comment

    Two years ago on Rays Index we noticed the MLB Shop still wasn’t convinced the Rays actually won the AL East. MLB Shop Still Not Sure Rays Are For Real [Rays Index]

     
  • Conspiracy Theory: Player Comments On Attendance Were Premeditated

    September 29, 2010 at 10:00 am 29 comments

    Let us play Conspiracy Theorist for a moment… We weren’t going to write about this topic, but it has come up in a couple of places including the comments section of this blog. The question: Was there a deeper motive behind the comments by David Price and Evan Longoria about […]

     
  • Rays Giving Away 20,000 Tickets For Tonight’s Home Finale

    September 29, 2010 at 9:00 am 7 comments

    With many fans feeling bruised by the comments on attendance made by Evan Longoria and David Price, the Rays have announced that they will be giving away 20,000 tickets to tonight’s home finale against the Orioles. From the press release: The Rays will make available 20,000 free tickets to tomorrow night’s […]

     
  • Evan Longoria Wants You To Know That He Appreciates Some Fans

    Evan Longoria Wants You To Know That He Appreciates Some Fans

    September 29, 2010 at 8:30 am 28 comments

    Let’s see if you can pick out the pattern in Evan Longoria’s comments from this column by Tony Fabrizio in which Longoria wanted to clarify his comments from Monday night (via Tampa Tribune)… “…the one thing I do want to say is, for the fans that have been coming out, we […]

     
  • The Rays Index Confidence Graph

    September 29, 2010 at 8:00 am 2 comments

    Below you will see three polls that ask about your confidence in the Tampa Bay Rays. We will present these same polls most Tuesdays. The results will be presented in graphical form on Thursday, and will be displayed permanently in the sidebar. The goal of the Confidence Graph is to […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss The Rays Second Postseason Berth In Three Years

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss The Rays Second Postseason Berth In Three Years

    September 29, 2010 at 7:19 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: They’re Back! For the second time in three seasons, the Rays will be in the playoffs despite playing in the toughest division in baseball. […]