Archive for October, 2010

  • Rays Magic Number Is Now 1

    Rays Magic Number Is Now 1

    October 3, 2010 at 9:55 am 8 comments

    With the Rays win last night, coupled with some late-inning heroics from the Red Sox in their night-cap against the Yankees, the Rays and Yankees are now tied at 95-66 with one game to go. With the Rays holding the tie-breaker over the Yankees, that means the Rays will win […]

     
  • The Battle for the Passion of the Florida Sports Fan

    The Battle for the Passion of the Florida Sports Fan

    October 3, 2010 at 6:56 am 10 comments

    On August 3rd, 1980 more than 16,000 people packed Tampa Stadium for the “Last Tango in Tampa”, a Championship Wrestling of Florida event featuring the best wrestlers of the day. Through a sweltering heat – the air was “hot and heavy” according to announcer Gordon Solie – fans watched legends […]

     
  • The One Where Reid Brignac Dresses Up As A Vibrator

    The One Where Reid Brignac Dresses Up As A Vibrator

    October 2, 2010 at 5:22 pm 16 comments

    Rookie hazing in baseball is annual tradition at the end of the year, where all the rookies are forced to dress in costume. When the Rays hazed their rookies prior to this roadtrip, a couple of pictures were leaked. But now for the first time we see the entire group […]

     
  • Two Years Ago On Rays Index

    October 2, 2010 at 3:30 pm 1 comment

    Two years ago on Rays Index we discussed the Rays first-ever post-season victory. [Rays Index]

     
  • Three Years Ago On Rays Index

    October 2, 2010 at 3:00 pm 1 comment

    Three years ago on Rays Index we discussed Jim Hickey’s arrest for DUI. Will Jim Hickey’s Arrest Open Door For Xavier Hernandez? [Rays Index]

     
  • St. Pete And The Rays Can’t Even Agree On How To Throw A Party

    St. Pete And The Rays Can’t Even Agree On How To Throw A Party

    October 2, 2010 at 12:18 pm 3 comments

    The Rays can clinch the AL East and home-field advantage tonight with a win and if the Yankees get swept by the Red Sox in their double-header. If the Rays don’t win the division, they will fly directly to Minneapolis following Sunday’s game. But if the Rays do win the AL East […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss The 2000 Yankees, No Game James And The End Of The Perfect Storm

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss The 2000 Yankees, No Game James And The End Of The Perfect Storm

    October 2, 2010 at 8:48 am 7 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: 2000 Yankees. If you are worried that the Rays won’t be able to “turn it on” once the playoffs start, your one shining hope […]

     
  • Postgame Shot Of Joe: It Has To Be Over For Shields

    Postgame Shot Of Joe: It Has To Be Over For Shields

    October 1, 2010 at 10:52 pm 7 comments

    The fancy white board in the Maddon-Friedman cone of statistics silence in the bowels of the FruitDome has got to get a big red line right through James Shields’ name. Hopefully, Shields made it easy, after getting bombed by the Royals tonight, for the Rays’ scientists to see what’s painfully obvious to […]

     
  • Tracking The Rays 2010 Attendance

    Tracking The Rays 2010 Attendance

    October 1, 2010 at 8:30 am 3 comments

    From time to time this season, we have taken a look at the 2010 attendance and how this season stacks up against last year and whether the Rays reached their goal of being average (in attendance). Notes on the attendance follow the graph… Notes on the 2010 attendance… In 2009, […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Hope For Garza, No Hope For The Offense And The Postseason Rotation

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Hope For Garza, No Hope For The Offense And The Postseason Rotation

    October 1, 2010 at 7:00 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: Matt Garza. He gave up 5 hits to the first 10 batters he faced and 3 of those baserunners would score (thanks in part […]