Archive for May, 2012

  • Postgame Shot Of Joe: Foley Gets An Assist

    Postgame Shot Of Joe: Foley Gets An Assist

    May 8, 2012 at 9:36 pm 8 comments

    Joe is back with his post-game thoughts…. Carlos Pena ending the game on the third called strike of his at bat with the bases loaded was just too much to bear. Swing the damn bat and stop complaining about close pitches. But who could be surprised? Lack of aggression was sort […]

     
  • Tailgating With The Rays: Back In New York

    Tailgating With The Rays: Back In New York

    May 8, 2012 at 2:59 pm 8 comments

    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. Game Graph… Source: FanGraphs Playing A Little Pepper… CoolStandings.com says […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Shifting To Wins, Flash’s Knee, And Cutting Hellboy

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Shifting To Wins, Flash’s Knee, And Cutting Hellboy

    May 8, 2012 at 8:22 am 13 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 (off-day) The New York Times has a solid read on Joe Maddon’s use of the defensive shift. The piece talks a lot about how the […]

     
  • Two Years Ago On Rays Index

    May 7, 2012 at 9:00 pm 0 comments

    Two years ago on Rays Index we noticed that Evan Longoria got an unfortunate new hairdo. Evan Longoria Is Hot…He’s Not THAT Hot [Rays Index]

     
  • Evan Longoria Has Bieber Fever

    May 7, 2012 at 1:30 pm 0 comments

    We are not one to ever judge somebody for their musical tastes. We have a lot of favorites that we wouldn’t admit to in public. Still, we point this out because it is certainly surprising that a player whose walk-up music is Tantric would be a fan of Justin Bieber. […]

     
  • Dick Crippen Is The Most Interesting Man In Tampa Bay

    May 7, 2012 at 1:00 pm 4 comments

    This video featuring Dick Crippen is, well, it is odd. Crippen, a long time local sports anchor, now works for the Rays as an advisor. But why the video? Was it a birthday present? A gag? Just for fun? Your browser does not support iframes.

     
  • Roundtrip Chauffeured Luxury Bus To Tropicana Field — Only $9.95

    Roundtrip Chauffeured Luxury Bus To Tropicana Field — Only $9.95

    May 7, 2012 at 12:30 pm 0 comments

    Have more fun going to Rays games and save money. Get yourself and friends on the No Excuses Tour chauffeured luxury bus to Tropicana Field, courtesy of Paradise Worldwide Transportation and Lee Roy Selmon’s. You get to ride in style — with beer and food in hand — and get […]

     
  • Sean Rodriguez Is Addicted To Glove

    Sean Rodriguez Is Addicted To Glove

    May 7, 2012 at 11:00 am 1 comment

    Let’s all take a moment to admire the play Sean Rodriguez made in the ninth inning of yesterday’s game. This wasn’t one of those fall-down dives. And watch just how quickly he pops back up and gets his feet in position to make the throw.

     
  • These Four Words May Have Just Saved Tampa-St. Pete From Losing The Rays To Another City

    These Four Words May Have Just Saved Tampa-St. Pete From Losing The Rays To Another City

    May 7, 2012 at 10:00 am 6 comments

    “That’s an interesting suggestion.” That was St. Petersburg Mayor Bill Foster’s response when told that a Hillsborough County Commissioner proposed trading a big chunk of Tampa’s cruise industry for the Tampa Bay Rays. It was also the most positive thing we have ever heard Mayor Foster say about the Rays […]

     
  • Tampa Bay Rays Television Ratings Up 71%

    Tampa Bay Rays Television Ratings Up 71%

    May 7, 2012 at 9:30 am 4 comments

    According to Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times, the Tampa Bay Rays did a 5.4 television rating in April, up 71% from the same month last year. This is obviously a strong improvement over last season, when the Rays started horribly in April, and were never really in the […]