Archive for October, 2010

  • Is Plaid Now An Official Rays “Color”?

    Is Plaid Now An Official Rays “Color”?

    October 8, 2010 at 9:00 am 3 comments

    With all the fuss now being made about the Rays BRaysers and the use of plaid, MLB posted the sign seen below at the Trop during games 1 and 2. Kinda cool (image via RaysRenegade.com’s Twitter feed)…

     
  • The St. Pete Times Has Some Explaining To Do

    The St. Pete Times Has Some Explaining To Do

    October 8, 2010 at 8:00 am 2 comments

    Below is a screenshot from the St. Pete Times. The image is of John Romano’s latest column and was posted to the tampabay.com website sometime prior to 10:30 last night (the entire article can be found here). The article is a typical “these aren’t the Rays we know and love” […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss A Last Goodbye, Shelton’s Future And JoeMa’s Ejection

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss A Last Goodbye, Shelton’s Future And JoeMa’s Ejection

    October 8, 2010 at 6:28 am 13 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: A Last Goodbye? We may have seen Carl Crawford at the Trop in a Rays uniform for the last time. And that is horribly […]

     
  • Postgame Shot Of Joe: Pain Is Almost Unbearable

    Postgame Shot Of Joe: Pain Is Almost Unbearable

    October 7, 2010 at 5:09 pm 35 comments

    Joe used to think it was easier to accept a thorough beating than losing a close game. Joe has changed his mind. The two humiliations the Rays and Joe Maddon have endured in these playoffs is like no fan-related pain Joe has endured in a long time. The Rays are out […]

     
  • Rocco Suffering From Sore Left Roster Spot, Replaced By Aybar

    Rocco Suffering From Sore Left Roster Spot, Replaced By Aybar

    October 7, 2010 at 11:25 am 11 comments

    Yesterday, we thought it was a bit strange that Rocco Baldelli was on the ALDS roster and Willy Aybar was not. Well, it turns out, Joe Maddon may have just wanted Rocco for game 1 to face the lefty Cliff Lee. Marc Topkin is reporting that the Rays today removed […]

     
  • Rays’ Local TV Ratings Nearly Doubled The Rangers’ TV Ratings

    Rays’ Local TV Ratings Nearly Doubled The Rangers’ TV Ratings

    October 7, 2010 at 10:42 am 5 comments

    All the talking heads say the Rays have no fans and that we don’t deserve a team. But how do we know the talking heads aren’t crazy glue sniffers that sneak into your house, take money off the dresser and knock your daughter up? Because clearly, the talking heads never […]

     
  • The Fat Catcher Has Likely Played His Last Game With The Rays

    The Fat Catcher Has Likely Played His Last Game With The Rays

    October 7, 2010 at 7:30 am 11 comments

    Yesterday, when we posted the postseason roster, we noted that Dioner Navarro was among those not asked to stay and keep working out with the club in case a player is injured or the team makes changes before the ALCS. Well, it turns out that Navarro was asked to stay. […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss A TBS Fail, A GTMI Fail And Game 1 Of The ALDS Could Have Been Much Worse

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss A TBS Fail, A GTMI Fail And Game 1 Of The ALDS Could Have Been Much Worse

    October 7, 2010 at 6:07 am 13 comments

    The GBT – The Good, The Bad and The Telling sandwich, where The Bad is nice and lean and the The Telling is ripe. click above image for boxscore THE GOOD: Roy Halladay. At least the Rays weren’t no-hit like the Reds. Still, watching that Phillies team last night left […]

     
  • Postgame Shot Of Joe: Rangers Better Than The Rays

    Postgame Shot Of Joe: Rangers Better Than The Rays

    October 6, 2010 at 3:56 pm 22 comments

    The Rangers played playoff baseball today, attacking fastballs, swinging 3-0, and taking on a road game with no fear. The Rays got beat. They didn’t beat themselves. Joe knows some will take it out on Carlos Pena because he’s so far from being a good hitter it’s scary. Plus today he […]

     
  • Two Carl Crawford Challenges Today

    Two Carl Crawford Challenges Today

    October 6, 2010 at 2:00 pm 1 comment

    In a bit of coincidence, Carl Crawford the greyhound is back in action on the track today at Derby Lane in St. Petersburg. The speedster will look for another W in the 10th race, which goes off after 3 p.m.  What? You only know about Carl Crawford the left fielder? […]