Archive for April, 2011

  • Longoria To DL; Lopez Added To The Roster

    April 3, 2011 at 12:37 pm 0 comments

    The Rays announced that Evan Longoria has been placed on the DL with a strained left oblique. Felipe Lopez will be added to the roster. Lopez is not on the 40-man roster. The Rays will need to make a corresponding move to free open a spot. Also, Johnny Damon has […]

     
  • Rays Index Turns Five Today

    Rays Index Turns Five Today

    April 3, 2011 at 9:00 am 4 comments

    On this date four years ago, a biology professor that was hiding from his students during office hours on opening day of the baseball season, started a blog. That Professor had little idea what he was doing as is clearly evident in his first-ever post, a post that included a […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss A New Bossman, An Anemic Offense, And Losing Longo

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss A New Bossman, An Anemic Offense, And Losing Longo

    April 3, 2011 at 7:00 am 19 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: BJ Upton. Sometimes results is more than just ability or lack of it. If you have watched BJ Upton […]

     
  • Postgame Shot Of Joe: Time To “Change The Book”

    Postgame Shot Of Joe: Time To “Change The Book”

    April 2, 2011 at 9:03 pm 4 comments

    The No. 5 starter looked damn good. Dan Johnson and Ben Zobrist played some big-time defense. And Manny slapped a seeing-eye, RBI grounder into left field. That’s about all there was to celebrate while the Orioles 4-hit the Rays tonight. Yeah, Joel Peralta threw strikes. Pretty depressing stuff after waiting 5 1/2 months to wash […]

     
  • Three Years Ago On Rays Index

    April 2, 2011 at 3:00 pm 0 comments

    Three years ago on Rays Index we saw exactly how similar Joe Maddon’sand Mike Scioscia’s managerial styles are…using Chernoff Faces. Joe Maddon’s Managerial Tendencies As A Chernoff Face [Rays Index]  

     
  • NoExcusesTour.com Bus Featured On Bay News 9

    April 2, 2011 at 2:17 pm 2 comments

    Why not tailgate on the way to the game? You can with NoExcusesTour.com, and it will only cost you $9.95 roundtrip.

     
  • Gallery: Opening Day 2011 Outside The Trop

    April 2, 2011 at 12:27 pm 0 comments

    One of our partners in crime Lee Diekemper, was kind of to provide us with some images from opening day, taken outside the trop. You can see the rest of the photos over at Patch.com. [imagebrowser id=10]

     
  • Gov. Rick Scott Booed Inside And Outside Tropicana Field

    April 2, 2011 at 11:07 am 11 comments

    Yesterday was a rough day for Governor Rick Scott at Tropicana Field. Hundreds of people showed up to protest Gov. Scott outside the Trop and hundred (thousands?) more booed Gov. Scott when he threw out the first pitch. Lee Diekemper wrote about the protest outside the Trop. You can read […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss No Offense, Bad Defense And A Brain Fart

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss No Offense, Bad Defense And A Brain Fart

    April 2, 2011 at 8:44 am 14 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: Dan Johnson. He got good wood on his 2nd inning double. It is a little worrisome that the ball […]

     
  • Postgame Shot Of Joe: Money No Issue Tonight

    Postgame Shot Of Joe: Money No Issue Tonight

    April 1, 2011 at 8:42 pm 16 comments

    Minutes before the Rays quieted the home crowd and got rolled 4-1 in tonight’s opener, Stu Sternberg was on WDAE-AM 620 squawking about how a mere $10 million payroll increase over the Rays’ current $40+ million would have made the club significantly better. Thanks, Stu. Hope you have more fun spending that $10 million […]