Archive for February, 2011

  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Bullpen Roles, Hellboy’s Hammy And Team Chemistry

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Bullpen Roles, Hellboy’s Hammy And Team Chemistry

    February 22, 2011 at 7:40 am 1 comment

    Jake McGee appeared on MLB Network Radio yesterday and had a few things to say about his role in the bullpen and those competing for jobs… On his role: In the off-season, they told me I was going to be starting and relieving. But when I got here, they told me […]

     
  • What Are You Doing With The Trop Turf You Bought At FanFest?

    What Are You Doing With The Trop Turf You Bought At FanFest?

    February 21, 2011 at 1:00 pm 10 comments

    At FanFest on Saturday, the Rays sold one-foot-square pieces of the old turf that was replaced this off-season with all proceeds going to charity. If you couldn’t make it, we have been told there will be other opportunities to purchase pieces of the turf, but that no definitive plans have […]

     
  • Ticket Sales And Promotions Calendar

    Ticket Sales And Promotions Calendar

    February 21, 2011 at 12:09 pm 5 comments

    The Rays today released their initial schedule of promotions including the first confirmed post-game concert (Darius Rucker). Below you will see an image of two of the items that will be given away at games… The 2011 Rays Promotion Schedule Friday, April 1 – Rays Schedule Magnet (All Fans) Saturday, April 2 – Evan […]

     
  • Are The Yankees “Underdogs” This Season?

    Are The Yankees “Underdogs” This Season?

    February 21, 2011 at 11:04 am 3 comments

    The Red Sox spent a lot of money this off-season making their roster better and it is to believe that they are the favorites to win the AL East. But does that make the Yankees “underdogs”? Mark Teixeira thinks so… “We’re the underdogs this year,” Teixeira said. “I love it. […]

     
  • Ben Zobrist Will Play First Base This Season

    Ben Zobrist Will Play First Base This Season

    February 21, 2011 at 10:25 am 12 comments

    Joe Maddon will have a roster with a lot of flexibility this season. In other words, it is his dream come true. And how those pieces fit together on a daily basis is in part dependent on how Maddon chooses to use Ben Zobrist. There has been a lot of […]

     
  • Price And Hayhurst From FanFest (Video)

    February 21, 2011 at 9:43 am 12 comments

    Here is a video clip that comes to us from Saturday’s FanFest, (via The Tampa Sports Guy). Our two favorite moments… At the 10-second mark, David Price explains why he throws hard: “I really feel like the reason I throw hard is because I throw hard.” And when the crowd […]

     
  • On FanFest And More Opportunities To Buy The Old Turf

    On FanFest And More Opportunities To Buy The Old Turf

    February 21, 2011 at 9:30 am 2 comments

    The Rays estimated that 25,000 people attended FanFest on Saturday, helping to raise $100 thousand for charity, including the families of the two St. Pete police officers that were recently killed in action. Here are a couple of roundup notes… If you missed the event, we posted a gallery of […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Manny Bobbleheads, CC’s Goal And Beckham’s Maturation

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Manny Bobbleheads, CC’s Goal And Beckham’s Maturation

    February 21, 2011 at 7:39 am 2 comments

    Joe Maddon offers some praise for Tim Beckham… “[Beckham] cut down on his errors last year, he’s started swinging the bat better, he’s got a different body. He looks really good. He’s growing up. … He’s getting rid of all that baby fat, he’s really leaning up. He just looks […]

     
  • 2011 Rays FanFest In Pictures (Update)

    February 19, 2011 at 5:25 pm 18 comments

    [Update] We have added some pictures from our very own Joe. You can find the rest of Joe’s gallery here. Here are a few pictures from today’s FanFest. We will update as more come in… [imagebrowser id=5]

     
  • Johnny Damon And His Fabulous Hair Have Arrived

    Johnny Damon And His Fabulous Hair Have Arrived

    February 18, 2011 at 5:35 pm 13 comments

    Johnny Damon reported to camp today, and apparently he didn’t want to be outdone by Evan Longoria’s greaser-do (via Marc Topkin). We’re just not sure if we should call this the “Faux-Rayhawk” or the “Ray-Fauxhawk.” Thoughts? Damon on his hair: “I started doing this in April or so of last […]