Archive for August 24th, 2012

  • Tailgating With The Rays: Discussing Lineups And Getting Pumped Up With Puff Daddy

    August 24, 2012 at 3:44 pm 0 comments

    Playing A Little Pepper… That lineup below looks familiar. Have we seen it before? Actually, yes. It is the third time Joe Maddon has used this exact lineup. That is significant because this lineup is now tied with one other for the most common lineup Joe Maddon has used this […]

     
  • Friedman Discussed The Value Of Derek Shelton And What Happens When Niemann Returns On 98.7 The Fan

    August 24, 2012 at 3:19 pm 4 comments

    Andrew Friedman appeared on 98.7 The Fan today with “The Commissioner” Justin Pawlowski and Tampa Bay Times columnist Gary Shelton. They discussed a number of topics, but the two that were most interesting were Derek Shelton and Jeff Niemann. You can listen to the entire interview here. My thoughts on […]

     
  • Three Years Ago On Rays Index

    August 24, 2012 at 2:12 pm 1 comment

    Three years ago on Rays Index we discussed Evan Longoria’s ability to remain cool and calm under stressful situations such as blowing a bubble as he raced home to score the winning run (one of our favorite pictures). Don’t Mind Evan Longoria, He Just Needs To Blow A Bubble [Rays Index]

     
  • Two Years Ago On Rays Index

    August 24, 2012 at 2:11 pm 0 comments

    Two years ago on Rays Index we posted a picture of John Kruk’s girth being constrained by a BRayser. John Kruk Sports A BRayser During “Baseball Tonight” [Rays Index]

     
  • Two Years Ago On Rays Index

    August 24, 2012 at 2:05 pm 0 comments

    Two years ago on Rays Index we revisited Andrew Friedman’s biggest mistake, the 2008 draft. Revisiting Andrew Friedman’s Biggest Mistake: The 2008 Draft [Rays Index]

     
  • Three Rays Minor Leaguers Suspended, And This One Is Ugly

    August 24, 2012 at 12:38 pm 3 comments

    When I first learned that three members of the Rays single-A affiliate Bowling Green Hot Rods had been suspended for 50 games, my first question was “who?” The most prominent name was second baseman Ryan Brett, who is hitting .285 with a .348 OBP, 6 home runs and 48 stolen […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Cobb’s Staying Power And Upton’s Potty Mouth

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Cobb’s Staying Power And Upton’s Potty Mouth

    August 24, 2012 at 11:19 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. RAYS 5, A’s 0 (boxscore) THE GOOD: Getting Stronger. One benefit of being a big right-hander with a fastball that barely touches 90, is that Alex […]

     
  • The Rest Of The Images From Last Night’s Win Over The A’s

    August 24, 2012 at 8:59 am 0 comments

    We’ve got BJ Upton dropping deuces, Evan Longoria glovin’ life, and Alex Cobb smilin’ upside-down. We’ve got the highlights you won’t see on SportsCenter… [imagebrowser id=116]

     
  • The Coolest Picture You Will Ever See Of The Tampa Bay Rays Starting Pitchers

    The Coolest Picture You Will Ever See Of The Tampa Bay Rays Starting Pitchers

    August 24, 2012 at 8:02 am 3 comments

    The Rays starting pitchers always celebrate a complete game with a group jump-and-bump. And last night, the Sun Sports cameras caught the quintet in mid-bump. Of course , on this fateful evening Matt Moore was a little late with his takeoff and Alex Cobb couldn’t stick the landing (see GIF […]