Archive for April, 2012

  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss A Special Homecoming, And James Shields’ Learning Curve

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss A Special Homecoming, And James Shields’ Learning Curve

    April 7, 2012 at 8:00 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. RAYS 7, Yankees 6 (boxscore) THE GOOD: Carlos Pena is home. Of course there was the grand slam. And there was the walk-off single in the […]

     
  • Postgame Shot Of Joe: Welcome Back Carlos!

    Postgame Shot Of Joe: Welcome Back Carlos!

    April 6, 2012 at 7:15 pm 4 comments

    Those who swill ale with Joe know he was one of the few Rays fans who was not doing cartwheels over the return of Karlos Pena this season. Sure, there are few guys nicer than Karlos, a really, really class act of a guy. That’s not why Joe was unmoved […]

     
  • Carlos Pena Delivers A Walk-Off Hit And A Grand Slam On Opening Day

    April 6, 2012 at 6:08 pm 5 comments

    We’ll have more later on this game, but in the meantime, let’s enjoy both the game-winning hit and the grand slam earlier in the game… First the Grand Slam… And now the walk-off shot in the ninth inning…

     
  • Tailgating With The Rays: Opening Day

    Tailgating With The Rays: Opening Day

    April 6, 2012 at 12:30 pm 14 comments

    Today is (finally) opening day for the Rays. This post, which will appear before every game, will include starting lineups (when we learn them) and during the game will include a Game Graph that will constantly update the percent chance the Rays have of winning this particular game. And you […]

     
  • The 2012 Raysheads Over-Unders Contest

    The 2012 Raysheads Over-Unders Contest

    April 6, 2012 at 11:30 am 21 comments

    We had some fun with this last year, so why not do it again. Below you will see several totals for the 2012 season (click the <Read More> link). Your job is simply to predict whether the actual number at the end of the year will be OVER or UNDER […]

     
  • 2012 Opening Day Roster Breakdown

    2012 Opening Day Roster Breakdown

    April 6, 2012 at 11:00 am 0 comments

    We were just looking through the opening day roster and here are a few things we noticed… The average age of the players on the roster is 29.2. The oldest player on the roster is Jose Molina (36 years, 10 months). The youngest is Matt Moore (22 years, 10 months). […]

     
  • Does Payroll Influence Attendance? (Alt. Title: Can The Rays Draw More Than 23,000 Fans Per Game?)

    Does Payroll Influence Attendance? (Alt. Title: Can The Rays Draw More Than 23,000 Fans Per Game?)

    April 6, 2012 at 10:00 am 2 comments

    Earlier today we looked at how the payroll has changed through the years. Now let’s compare the evolution of the payroll to the Rays’ average attendance through the years. And to our surprise, there is more correlation than we would have expected. Payroll values are in millions… It is hard […]

     
  • Find A Clearwater Motorcycle Injury Attorney At Dolman Law Group

    Find A Clearwater Motorcycle Injury Attorney At Dolman Law Group

    April 6, 2012 at 9:30 am 0 comments

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  • The Evolution Of The Tampa Bay Rays Payroll

    The Evolution Of The Tampa Bay Rays Payroll

    April 6, 2012 at 9:00 am 0 comments

    Here is a look at the opening day payroll for the Rays in every year of their existence. For fun, we included the average payroll in Major League Baseball. Payroll values are in millions…

     
  • The Mathematical Definition Of ‘Playoffs, Here We Come’

    The Mathematical Definition Of ‘Playoffs, Here We Come’

    April 6, 2012 at 8:30 am 0 comments

    In 2006 and 2007, we called this “No Chance In Hell.” In 2008 it was “The Rays Are Getting Warmer,” and 2009 it was “Rays Are In For A Dogfight” and in 2010 it was “One Tough Ass Division.” Last year it was “Taking A Step Back” (well, it was a little step)… In one of our […]