Archive for October, 2010

  • ALDS Roster: Baldelli, Niemann, Jennings In; Navi, Hawpe, Hellboy, McGee Out

    October 6, 2010 at 9:39 am 30 comments

    Here is today’s lineup and the entire ALDS roster… TODAY’S LINEUP (vsLHP) Jason Bartlett, SS BJ Upton, CF Carl Crawford, LF Evan Longoria, 3B Carlos Pena, 1B Rocco Baldelli, DH Ben Zobrist, RF Kelly Shoppach, C Sean Rodriguez, 2B BENCH Likes(0)Dislikes(0)

     
  • Surprise, Surprise, Nobody Likes Pat Burrell (Except Groupies)

    Surprise, Surprise, Nobody Likes Pat Burrell (Except Groupies)

    October 6, 2010 at 9:15 am 8 comments

    Jon Heyman of Sports Illustrated had the following to say about Pat Burrell during a segment on WFAN 660 AM in New York (via Twitter)… “Nobody likes him. You can go up to interview him and say, ‘Do you have a few minutes?’ and he’ll ignore you and pretend you’re […]

     
  • The Human Vuvuzela, Kevin Kennedy, Will Not Be Back With Rays In 2011

    The Human Vuvuzela, Kevin Kennedy, Will Not Be Back With Rays In 2011

    October 6, 2010 at 8:15 am 14 comments

    Sun Sports announced yesterday that Dewayne Staats will be back next season, but he will have a new partner. Kevin Kennedy is out, and Brian Anderson will now be Staats’ full-time partner. Our feelings on Kennedy have always been that 90% of the time he offers insightful commentary. But the […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Maddonology 101, An Award for King David And Playoff Previews

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Maddonology 101, An Award for King David And Playoff Previews

    October 6, 2010 at 6:21 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 Rays used 129 different lineups in 162 games this season. The most common? Jason Bartlett Carl Crawford Ben Zobrist Evan Longoria Carlos Pena BJ Upton […]

     
  • The Lack Of Communication Between The Rays And St. Pete Is Deafening

    The Lack Of Communication Between The Rays And St. Pete Is Deafening

    October 5, 2010 at 1:00 pm 26 comments

    After the Rays declared their wish to explore sites for a new stadium in Hillsborough county and the City of St. Pete responded with a big “eff you,” the two sides decided to table any discussion until after the season. Well, apparently the silence extends to, well, everything, including the […]

     
  • Soon, You Will Be Able To Own Your Very Own BRayser

    Soon, You Will Be Able To Own Your Very Own BRayser

    October 5, 2010 at 12:00 pm 4 comments

    There are only 54 in existence now. But soon that will change. The 2010 answer to the “Rayhawk” is the BRayser. And of course, the Rays are never ones to miss out on a merchandising opportunity… But, the jacket is not available to the public just yet. A small boutique […]

     
  • The 2010 Preseason Mathematical Projections: A Look Back

    The 2010 Preseason Mathematical Projections: A Look Back

    October 5, 2010 at 11:00 am 3 comments

    Back in Spring Training we took a look at several different projection systems and how the 2010 Tampa Bay Rays could be expected to perform. Each of the systems uses a different set of projected stats and simulated the 2010 season 1,000 times. Now let’s take a look back and […]

     
  • What If James Shields Is Pitching Game 2 Because He Is Jewish?

    October 5, 2010 at 10:00 am 8 comments

    The following comes via “The Big Dog Show” and Steve Duemig on 620 WDAE. We are going to reserve comment. But if you want a good laugh, listen to the following commentary… 2010-10-04 — Linda the Quaker Lady.mp3 Likes(0)Dislikes(0)

     
  • What Happened To Gabe Kapler?

    What Happened To Gabe Kapler?

    October 5, 2010 at 9:00 am 6 comments

    On August 16, the Rays needed a roster spot for Carlos Pena who was coming off the DL. Gabe Kapler walked into the trainer’s room and came out with a sprained ankle and a trip to the DL. Many (including us) assumed that “sprained ankle” was code for “sprained left […]

     
  • Afternoon Playoff Games Are An Opportinity For Tampa And St. Pete To Come Together

    Afternoon Playoff Games Are An Opportinity For Tampa And St. Pete To Come Together

    October 5, 2010 at 8:00 am 15 comments

    When the Rays sold out the tickets for games 1 and 2 of the ALDS, few considered that the games might actually be held in the afternoon. As it is, TBS has the final say, and not surprisingly, they chose to air the Yankees and Twins opening round series in […]