Archive for May, 2012

  • The Strange History Of The Happy Heckler

    May 22, 2012 at 12:13 pm 7 comments

    The Happy Heckler was back last night for the second time this season. It was his usual schtick*, sitting in his old seats, and heckling Brett Lawrie of the Blue Jays. * If you are not familiar, the Happy Heckler sits behind home plate, picks one player from the opposing […]

     
  • Did The Umpires Overstep Their Bounds Last Night, And Did The Rays Help Them?

    Did The Umpires Overstep Their Bounds Last Night, And Did The Rays Help Them?

    May 22, 2012 at 10:38 am 0 comments

    In the bottom of the first inning last night, BJ Upton hit a ball to center field that hit something. The ball was initially ruled a double, but after checking the replay, the ruling on the field was changed and Upton was awarded a home run. Here’s where it gets […]

     
  • Last Night’s Game Included Gladiators And A Longo Sighting

    May 22, 2012 at 9:26 am 0 comments

    The Rays couldn’t take advantage of a wild Kyle Drabek, scoring just two runs off of the starter despite six walks. But as usual, there is always something interesting going on. Here are the highlights you won’t see on SportsCenter (via SunSports)… [imagebrowser id=54]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Another Player To The DL, And One Close To Returning

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Another Player To The DL, And One Close To Returning

    May 22, 2012 at 8:14 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. Blue Jays 6, RAYS 2 (boxscore) THE GOOD: This Is Why. Is there a looser team in baseball? As much as this team seems like they […]

     
  • Something Bizarre Is Going On In The Rays Dugout Tonight

    Something Bizarre Is Going On In The Rays Dugout Tonight

    May 21, 2012 at 7:36 pm 4 comments

    This is the best Rays video-bomb ever. We think this is Fernando Rodney. But he is not the only one. Somebody has joined him in the madness….

     
  • Tailgating With The Rays: Is Jose Molina A Liability Behind The Plate?

    Tailgating With The Rays: Is Jose Molina A Liability Behind The Plate?

    May 21, 2012 at 4:39 pm 2 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… Jose Molina […]

     
  • Rays Acquire Infielder From Pirates

    May 21, 2012 at 3:11 pm 2 comments

    The Rays announced today that they have acquired Drew Sutton from the Pittsburgh Pirates for a player to be named later or cash. Sutton was traded to the Pirates from the Braves yesterday, where he was in triple-A. Sutton was originally drafted by the Houston Astros in 2004 when Gerry […]

     
  • Can Hideki Matsui Hit Lefties?

    Can Hideki Matsui Hit Lefties?

    May 21, 2012 at 1:25 pm 2 comments

    The simple answer is “yes.” And that is why many people believe Hideki Matsui will likely be called up this week. But like many things, it’s not that simple. Here’s a look Matsui’s career splits… That is about as even as it ever gets for a left-handed batter. And in […]

     
  • Here’s The ‘Stars N Stripes’ Cap The Rays Will Wear On Memorial Day

    Here’s The ‘Stars N Stripes’ Cap The Rays Will Wear On Memorial Day

    May 21, 2012 at 10:45 am 2 comments

    As has become tradition, Major League Baseball and New Era will profit off of honor soldiers and veterans with special caps to be worn on Memorial Day and the Fourth of July. This year’s version is lacking in both Stars and Stripes. We are not sure if that is an […]

     
  • This Weekend’s Games Included A Bow Tie, A Smiling DP, And A Sign In The Booth

    May 21, 2012 at 8:30 am 0 comments

    The Rays lost 2 of 3 to the Atlanta Braves over the weekend. But as usual there were still plenty of fun/interesting/funny sights. Here are the highlights you won see on SportsCenter (via SunSports and Fox Sports South)… [imagebrowser id=53]