Archive for March, 2011

  • Joe Maddon On ESPN (Video)

    March 4, 2011 at 1:00 pm 5 comments

    Earlier today we got a little upset about ESPN’s preview of the 2011 Rays. During that video, they had a short clip of Joe Maddon being interviewed. Here is that entire interview. Our one major concern is that it looks like JoeMa should spend a little less time in the […]

     
  • Q&A With Jon Wertheim, Co-Author Of “Scorecasting”

    March 4, 2011 at 11:00 am 0 comments

    Over at Business Insider I got a chance to interview Jon Wertheim, co-author of “Scorecasting: The Hidden Influences Behind How Sports Are Played and Games Are Won.” The book has been described as “Freakonomics for sports.” [Business Insider] Likes(0)Dislikes(0)

     
  • ESPN Previews The Rays Without Doing Any Research

    ESPN Previews The Rays Without Doing Any Research

    March 4, 2011 at 10:00 am 12 comments

    Earlier this week, ESPN’s “Baseball Tonight Express Tour” stopped in Port Charlotte to preview the 2011 Rays (you can see the entire video clip below). Among the other standard no-thought lines like the “defense [was] depleted” this off-season, is the projected lineup you see at right. Serenity F****ing NOW! Holy […]

     
  • Chirinos Working Out At Second Base

    Chirinos Working Out At Second Base

    March 4, 2011 at 9:15 am 8 comments

    So far this spring, the one player outside of Manny Ramirez that seems to be drawing the most interest from the fans is newly acquired catching prospect Robinson Chirinos. Last week we wondered aloud if Joe Maddon would give Chirinos some work at the middle infield, increasing his chances of […]

     
  • Visit Dolman Law Group Online

    Visit Dolman Law Group Online

    March 4, 2011 at 9:00 am 0 comments

    Clearwater personal injury attorney Matt Dolman heads Dolman Law Group, which serves clients across the Tampa Bay area from offices in Clearwater and Bradenton. At DolmanLaw.com, you can learn all about their practice areas: Automobile accidents Insurance company bad faith Wrongful death Back and neck injuries Traumatic brain injury Spinal cord injuries […]

     
  • Tim Beckham

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss The Home Run Pitch, McGee’s Fading Hopes And Jeter Buying The Rays

    March 4, 2011 at 8:11 am 2 comments

    Tim Beckham 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: James Shields. “Big Blast” Shields pitched 3 innings. That is good because apparently he wasn’t in the game long enough to […]

     
  • Chris Archer On Happy Hour With JP Peterson (Audio)

    March 3, 2011 at 10:00 am 9 comments

    Of the players picked up in the Matt Garza trade, Robinson Chirinos is the toast of Spring Training as he may be the closest to the big leagues and fills what may be a bigger need, catcher. So it is easy to forget that the gem of the trade was […]

     
  • Rays Minority Owner Seeks A Piece Of The Mets

    March 3, 2011 at 9:25 am 3 comments

    Well, we can breath a sigh of relief for now. It is not Stuart Sternberg. But one of the Rays minority owners, Randy Frankel, has been confirmed by the New York Times as being part of an investment group that wants to purchase a minority stake in the New York […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Big Dub’s Debut, No Walks And Some Minor Injuries

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Big Dub’s Debut, No Walks And Some Minor Injuries

    March 3, 2011 at 7:43 am 2 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: Dan Johnson. Johnson had a double and a triple. Both hits were off the wall in right field…Wade Davis. Big Dub made his spring […]

     
  • Win The “Rejected Garfoose” Card!

    Win The “Rejected Garfoose” Card!

    March 2, 2011 at 9:09 pm 8 comments

    Yesterday was a road game for the Rays. But Dirk Hayhurst, not scheduled to pitch was back at the Rays complex when he had a bizarre run-in with an autograph hunter. Here, we’ll let Hayhurst tell the story (via Twitter). Oh, and as quick background for those not familiar. Hayhurst […]