Archive for April, 2011

  • Manny’s Off-Season Workouts Raised Eyebrows, Just Not Those Of The Rays

    Manny’s Off-Season Workouts Raised Eyebrows, Just Not Those Of The Rays

    April 18, 2011 at 8:00 am 17 comments

    The legacy of Manny Ramirez may be one of a goofball that was also one of the greatest hitters of all-time. But as Jon Heyman explains, Manny was a calculating individual that was also extremely selfish… He is the only player to have failed three drugs tests. He consistently quit […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Hak-Ju’s Debut, McGee’s Return, And Defense Gone Bad

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Hak-Ju’s Debut, McGee’s Return, And Defense Gone Bad

    April 18, 2011 at 6:30 am 5 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: Jake McGee. It was just 3 batters (2 flyouts, 1 single), but the good part was seeing the zip […]

     
  • Postgame Shot Of Joe: No Sweep But Series Won

    Postgame Shot Of Joe: No Sweep But Series Won

    April 17, 2011 at 7:43 pm 4 comments

    All good things simply stop. Life is not nirvana. Sooner or later the Rays streak would end. Like today in a close game against the Twinkies. The Legend of Sam Fuld proved somewhat mortal. Bossman Upton lost his fielding prowess for a day. Hellboy Hellickson wasn’t quite as dominant as usual. Still […]

     
  • Five Years Ago On Rays Index

    April 17, 2011 at 3:30 pm 0 comments

    Five years ago on Rays Index we told you about the Rays new “Cowbell” campaign. We laughed at the time…OK, we still giggle a little…but the campaign has stuck and many fans embrace it. I Need More Cowbell! [Rays Index]  

     
  • Four Years Ago On Rays Index

    April 17, 2011 at 3:00 pm 0 comments

    Four years ago on Rays Index we wrote about how Mother Nature won herself a free steak by hitting the famous “Snorting Bull” at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park. She Hit The Fucking Bull! Mother Nature Gets A Free Steak [Rays Index]  

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Zorilla’s Blast, Another Walk-Off, And Bolts In Twins Gear

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Zorilla’s Blast, Another Walk-Off, And Bolts In Twins Gear

    April 17, 2011 at 8:27 am 4 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: Ben Zobrist. Johnny Damon’s walk-off single will get top-billing in most circles, but it was Zorilla’s home run that […]

     
  • Postgame Shot Of Joe: No Bunt, No Problem

    Postgame Shot Of Joe: No Bunt, No Problem

    April 16, 2011 at 8:28 pm 3 comments

    Johnny Damon euphoria continues. See what happens when you pay $5 million+ for a free agent? Some of these guys can really hit the ball in the clutch, though that attendance bonus sure seems out of reach. More walk-off drama was even enough to get Joe to stop pounding his […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss A Dirtbag Sighting, Big Dub’s Fastball, And Picking Lineups Out Of A Hat

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss A Dirtbag Sighting, Big Dub’s Fastball, And Picking Lineups Out Of A Hat

    April 16, 2011 at 10:26 am 17 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: Top O’ The Order To Ya. At the beginning of the season, we never imagined a batting order that […]

     
  • Postgame Shot Of Joe: Another Friday Win!

    Postgame Shot Of Joe: Another Friday Win!

    April 15, 2011 at 8:59 pm 1 comment

    Just what in the name of Derek Shelton is going on here? The Rays have won again on a Friday night, that’s two in a row. Friday used to be a curse for the Rays, now, thus far this season, it’s a blessing. The Rays — after an uncomfortable early […]

     
  • Price, Upton Pay Tribute To Jackie Robinson

    April 15, 2011 at 3:46 pm 0 comments

    On this date 64 years ago, Jackie Robinson broke Major League Baseball’s color barrier when he made his debut with the Brooklyn Dodgers. And tonight every member of the Rays will wear number 42 as part of the league-wide tribute. In conjunction with Jackie Robinson Day, Major League Baseball has […]