Archive for September 30th, 2010

  • Postgame Shot Of Joe: The Derek Shelton Syndrome

    Postgame Shot Of Joe: The Derek Shelton Syndrome

    September 30, 2010 at 10:50 pm 16 comments

    Cy Young Award-winner Zack Greinke pitched like it was 2009. Thing is, it’s not. Last year Greinke was masterful in becoming the best starter in the American League. This year, eh, he’s ordinary, with a losing record and an ERA over 4.00. Of course, the elixir for a starter pitcher’s […]

     
  • Two Years Ago On Rays Index

    September 30, 2010 at 3:00 pm 1 comment

    Two years ago on Rays Index we threw up a little in our mouth when we heard Kevin Costner’s song for the Rays first trip to the playoffs. Kevin Costner Adds Shower Shoe Fungus To Rays Postseason [Rays Index] Likes(0)Dislikes(0)

     
  • A Look At How Rays Responded To Angry Season-Ticket Holders

    A Look At How Rays Responded To Angry Season-Ticket Holders

    September 30, 2010 at 1:42 pm 24 comments

    One of the first things we thought about when we heard the Rays would be giving away 20,000 tickets to Wednesday’s home finale, was how the season-ticket holders would react. After all, there was no reward for the fans that dig deeper than most to support the team. Well, apparently […]

     
  • Todd Kalas’ Lucky Charm On Tuesday? His Dad’s World Series Ring

    Todd Kalas’ Lucky Charm On Tuesday? His Dad’s World Series Ring

    September 30, 2010 at 10:00 am 7 comments

    With the Rays set to clinch a playoff spot on Tuesday night, Todd Kalas may have thought the Rays needed a little extra good fortune. So for the first time all season, he wore his dad’s (Harry Kalas) 1980 Philadelphia Phillies Championship ring. Harry was a broadcaster for the Phillies […]

     
  • Catch Joe Thursdays at 10:30 AM On 620 WDAE

    Catch Joe Thursdays at 10:30 AM On 620 WDAE

    September 30, 2010 at 9:00 am 2 comments

    Joe will make his regular appearance on “The Ron and Ian Show” on WDAE 620 AM at 10:30 AM today. Those chained to a computer can listen online at 620WDAE.com. Likes(0)Dislikes(0)

     
  • Rosenthal: Rays More Likely To Trade Starting Pitcher After 2011

    Rosenthal: Rays More Likely To Trade Starting Pitcher After 2011

    September 30, 2010 at 8:10 am 15 comments

    Many feel that it is a forgone conclusion that the Rays will trade either James Shields or Matt Garza this off-season. The logic is simple: the Rays need a spot for Jeremy Hellickson and Shields and Garza are the Rays’ two highest paid pitchers and are the closest to free […]

     
  • The Rays Index Confidence Graph

    The Rays Index Confidence Graph

    September 30, 2010 at 8:00 am 1 comment

    The Rays Confidence Graph is a look at how much confidence Rays fans have in the Tampa Bay Rays. The graph is designed to give us a look at how our emotional bias as Rays fans fluctuates through time. The “confidence” in the team is an inexact measure of how […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss The Giraffe’s Postseason Hopes, The Power Of Free And Some Media That Get It

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss The Giraffe’s Postseason Hopes, The Power Of Free And Some Media That Get It

    September 30, 2010 at 7:00 am 27 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: Jeff Niemann. Joe Maddon indicated earlier this week that he had already settled on his 4-man postseason rotation. The logical conclusion was that it […]