Archive for September, 2010

  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Sonny’s Return, Aki’s Future And Another Bad Night For Niemann

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Sonny’s Return, Aki’s Future And Another Bad Night For Niemann

    September 7, 2010 at 6:36 am 18 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: Expanded Rosters. With the Rays trailing 12-2 in the 7th, the expanded roster gave Joe Maddon the opportunity to pull 6 starters and get […]

     
  • The Professor Is A Pilgrim In An Unholy Land (Red Sox Nation)

    September 6, 2010 at 11:57 am 2 comments

    Earlier today The Professor, Cork Gaines, answered a few questions for NESN, the Red Sox television network. He discussed the Rays, Carl Crawford, attendance and the moment the Red Sox season ended. [NESN] Likes(0)Dislikes(0)

     
  • Postgame Shot Of Joe: Pitch Count, Bullpen Kills Rays

    Postgame Shot Of Joe: Pitch Count, Bullpen Kills Rays

    September 5, 2010 at 4:42 pm 15 comments

    It’s official. Dan Wheeler and Chad Qualls suck. It’s because of those two stiffs the Rays lost today and failed to pick up a game on the Yankmees, who lost to Toronto. Ever the slave to pitch counts, it backfired on Merlot Joe today. Look, it wasn’t as if Wade […]

     
  • When Tis Noble to Boo

    When Tis Noble to Boo

    September 5, 2010 at 4:20 pm 12 comments

    There is a well-worn cliché that baseball is a game of failure. It is a game where even the greatest hitters of all-time fail in more than 60% of their attempts. It is a game where most teams lose 33% of their games and there are years when 50% is […]

     
  • Two Years Ago On Rays Index

    September 5, 2010 at 1:20 pm 1 comment

    Two years ago on Rays Index we noticed a fan somehow got past the FSN sensors during a Todd Kalas segment. Most Enegergized Fans Of The Game, Part Deux [Rays Index] Likes(0)Dislikes(0)

     
  • Postgame Shot Of Joe: Are More Quick Hooks To Come?

    Postgame Shot Of Joe: Are More Quick Hooks To Come?

    September 3, 2010 at 9:52 pm 15 comments

    Joe wonders what Joe Maddon had to say to bitter Matt Garza after giving him the hook in the sixth inning after 98 pitches, one run and pretty darn good command. Is this what the postseason will look like? Or will Maddon give his playoff starters more rope? Forgive Joe […]

     
  • What Will Rays Do With Their 3-Headed Catcher In 2011?

    What Will Rays Do With Their 3-Headed Catcher In 2011?

    September 3, 2010 at 10:00 am 13 comments

    With the return of Dioner Navarro this week, the Rays now have an interesting dilemma this off-season. When Navi was demoted back in June, we just assumed that he would be non-tendered during the off-season, essentially releasing him. It appeared that the Rays had chosen Kelly Shoppach’s bat over Navi’s defense and familiarity […]

     
  • Would A Bullet Train Solve The Rays Attendance Woes?

    Would A Bullet Train Solve The Rays Attendance Woes?

    September 3, 2010 at 9:00 am 13 comments

    On September 16, the St. Pete City Council is going to vote on a resolution to build a high-speed train between Orlando and St. Pete. “Connecting St. Petersburg with the 25 million annual visitors to Disney is a game changing event for our economy and for the future of baseball […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Beckham’s Lost Walks, Maddon’s Outfit And Hellboy’s Role

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Beckham’s Lost Walks, Maddon’s Outfit And Hellboy’s Role

    September 3, 2010 at 6:11 am 11 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: off-day THE BAD: off-day THE TELLING: The Rays only need to go 13-16 in the final 29 to get to 95 wins. Every AL […]

     
  • One Year Ago On Rays Index

    September 2, 2010 at 3:00 pm 4 comments

    One year ago on Rays Index we discussed Stuart Sternberg’s most famous statement, “This is who we are.” Sternberg On Kazmir Deal: This Is Who We Are [Rays Index] Likes(0)Dislikes(0)