Archive for April, 2011

  • Playing A Little Pepper: Opening Day

    Playing A Little Pepper: Opening Day

    April 1, 2011 at 1:33 pm 6 comments

    FIRST INNING (A look back)… Forty-five ESPN.com “experts” made their predictions for the 2011 season. None picked the Rays to win the division. And only four picked the Rays for the Wild Card…Can this team compete for a playoff spot? All those experts can see is that the Rays lost […]

     
  • CHART: Rays All-Time Opening Day Starters

    CHART: Rays All-Time Opening Day Starters

    April 1, 2011 at 11:00 am 0 comments

    Today is opening day for the 14th time in franchise history. During that time, 67 different players have started on opening day for the (Devil) Rays. Here is a word cloud (created usingWordle.net) showing each of the 67 players. The size of their names is relative to how many times […]

     
  • Plant That Flag, Mr. Price

    Plant That Flag, Mr. Price

    April 1, 2011 at 10:00 am 1 comment

    So there passed another Spring Training with Joe bored to tears by the fourth inning of these games. Thank the Lord the real Rays season graces us tonight. Yeah, it was nice to study Manny’s dedicated-looking pregame rituals, sit behind the dugout under real sun for a reasonable price and, of […]

     
  • Visit Dolman Law Group Online

    Visit Dolman Law Group Online

    April 1, 2011 at 9:55 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 […]

     
  • Payroll At $41.9 Million, Down More Than 40% From 2010

    Payroll At $41.9 Million, Down More Than 40% From 2010

    April 1, 2011 at 8:00 am 7 comments

    Well, we knew the payroll was going to go down. And now that the opening day roster is set, we know just how far the payroll has fallen. Last year, the Rays opened the season with a $71.9 million payroll. This year, with several high-priced defections, the opening day payroll […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss The 14th Opening Day Franchise History

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss The 14th Opening Day Franchise History

    April 1, 2011 at 6:08 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. click above image for boxscore THE JUNKYARD DOGS WEBTOPIA… Opening day is now sold out. That is the sixth consecutive opening day sellout. And unlike Replica […]