Archive for May, 2011

  • Friedman: I’m very happy in my job

    May 4, 2011 at 1:04 pm 0 comments

    Yesterday we learned that Andrew Friedman’s father, Kenny Friedman, has put together an investment group to purchase the Houston Astros. Today, Marc Topkin caught up with Friedman the younger, and Andrew offered up exactly what we would expect him to say…Not much. [THE HEATER]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Johnson Over Joyce, Chocolate Pie, And BJ’s Big Bomb

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Johnson Over Joyce, Chocolate Pie, And BJ’s Big Bomb

    May 4, 2011 at 7:07 am 18 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! Just when all hope was lost, enter Bartholomew Jedidiah Upton. BJ hit the game-winning, trot-off 2-run home run […]

     
  • Postgame Shot Of Joe: Bossman Drills The Gamer!

    Postgame Shot Of Joe: Bossman Drills The Gamer!

    May 3, 2011 at 8:55 pm 4 comments

    What the Rays are doing with chocolate pudding lying around the clubhouse is anyone’s guess, but it sure looked great smeared all over Bossman’s face and head a few minutes after hitting the walk-off homer tonight. Man, that felt great! And it always feels satisying to not see Shaun Camp have […]

     
  • Andrew Friedman’s Father Wants To Buy Astros

    May 3, 2011 at 11:55 am 5 comments

    Recently we learned that Jim Crane, who is currently in negotiations to purchase the Astros, has Andrew Friedman at the top of his list of potential General Managers should he acquire the team. While we dismissed that as wishful thinking, the plot has suddenly thickened. Andrew Friedman’s father, Kenny Friedman, […]

     
  • Tampa Bay Rays Power Rankings

    Tampa Bay Rays Power Rankings

    May 3, 2011 at 10:00 am 8 comments

    Let’s dust off an oldie but goodie… 1. James Shields – This Rays team will live and die by its pitching. And right now, no pitcher is pitching better than the pitcher formerly known as “Big Blast” James. Some are mocking the success and calling it all luck. We see […]

     
  • A Look At How Well The Rays Swing The Bat

    A Look At How Well The Rays Swing The Bat

    May 3, 2011 at 8:30 am 1 comment

    When a player is at the plate, there are a number of different possible outcomes. And maybe the worst of those is the swinging strike. For the batter, a swinging strike is one pitch closer to an out. But unlike a called strike which may just be a matter of […]

     
  • The Rays Index Confidence Poll

    May 3, 2011 at 8:00 am 0 comments

    Below you will see three polls that ask about your confidence in the Tampa Bay Rays. We will present these same polls most Tuesdays. The results will be presented in graphical form on Thursday, and will be displayed permanently in the sidebar. The goal of the Confidence Graph is to […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss A New Reliever And Some Weekly Awards

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss A New Reliever And Some Weekly Awards

    May 3, 2011 at 6:30 am 0 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… Brandon Gomes was called up to take Alex Cobb’s spot on the roster. Gomes had 6 saves […]

     
  • Two Years Ago On Rays Index

    May 2, 2011 at 3:00 pm 1 comment

    Two years ago on Rays Index we saw saw that Carl Crawford’s throw caught Dustin Pedroia in an unfortunate spot. Carl Crawford Has Better Aim Than Any Of Us Knew [Rays Index]

     
  • St. Pete Worried Rays Will File For Bankruptcy

    St. Pete Worried Rays Will File For Bankruptcy

    May 2, 2011 at 10:00 am 3 comments

    We have long speculated that the one way the Rays may be able to get out of their Tropicana Field contract, would be to file bankruptcy. Apparently this worries the city of St. Pete also. In preparation for a stadium battle that could ultimately end up in the courts, the […]