Archive for September, 2010

  • 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] Likes(0)Dislikes(0)

     
  • 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. […]

     
  • Postgame Shot Of Joe: Stay Mad David Price

    Postgame Shot Of Joe: Stay Mad David Price

    September 28, 2010 at 8:37 pm 6 comments

    It seems the best way to wash away the angst of a previous evening is with champagne spray. That’s what the Rays did tonight. In the roller coaster, viral age of the Internet, the Rays went from — in some eyes — an apathetic figure to a loathed figure to […]

     
  • More Reaction To Comments By Longoria And Price

    September 28, 2010 at 11:52 am 22 comments

    Well, if there wasn’t buzz surrounding this Rays squad yesterday, there sure is today. Needless to say, there has been a lot written and there are a million opinions about Evan Longoria and David Price saying last night’s attendance was “embarrassing.” Let’s look at a few samples… From Nicholas Carlson […]

     
  • The Red Sox Know A Thing Or Two About Small Crowds

    The Red Sox Know A Thing Or Two About Small Crowds

    September 28, 2010 at 10:00 am 34 comments

    The Rays drew only 12,446 for last night’s potential playoff-clinching game. But don’t let any Red Sox fans (like Bill Simmons) try to tell you that means the Bay Area doesn’t deserve baseball. Because if that is the criteria, Boston would have lost the Red Sox years ago… MLB Network […]

     
  • Naimoli Book Signing In St. Pete Went About As Well As You Would Expect

    Naimoli Book Signing In St. Pete Went About As Well As You Would Expect

    September 28, 2010 at 9:00 am 7 comments

    With the Rays about to earn their second postseason trip in three years, it is difficult to muster up animosity for the man that ran the ship during a decade of futility. Of course, when Rays fans hated Vince Naimoli, they at least cared enough to pay attention. Now? Not […]