Archive for October, 2012

  • The 5 Longest Home Runs Hit By The Tampa Bay Rays This Season

    October 9, 2012 at 11:30 am 1 comment

    First we looked at the longest home runs hit at Tropicana Field this season. Then we looked at the longest home runs at The Trop in recent memory. Now let’s look back at the biggest bombs hit by the Rays this season. #5 Brooks Conrad (June 26) off of Bruce […]

     
  • The Longest Home Runs At Tropicana Field Since 2006

    October 9, 2012 at 9:30 am 0 comments

    Earlier we looked at the longest home runs hit at Tropicana Field this season. But how do those compare to other long home runs? Here are the longest home runs since the start of the 2006 as calculated by ESPN’s True Distance metric. First the longest home run hit by […]

     
  • The 3 Longest Home Runs At Tropicana Field This Season

    October 9, 2012 at 7:30 am 4 comments

    Below is a look at the three longest home runs hit at Tropicana Field this season as measured by ESPN’s True Distance metric… #3 Jose Bautista, TOR (May 23) off of James Shields: 452 feet #2 Carlos Peguero, SEA (July 20) off of James Shields: 453 feet #1 Carlos Pena […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss The Future Of Molina, Bringing On Soriano, And Cutting Bush

    October 8, 2012 at 9:05 am 13 comments

    Joe Maddon appeared with Ron and Ian on 620 WDAE on Friday. Here’s the full interview. The most eyebrow-raising comment is when Maddon said Jose Molina saved the Rays 50 runs this season.  Does that mean Molina will be back in 2013? The Rays have a $1.8 million option and nobody […]

     
  • The 9 Best Pitching Performances In Rays History

    October 5, 2012 at 12:05 pm 12 comments

    Earlier this week we mentioned that James Shields’ start against the Orioles was the best pitching performance in Rays history. The start, in which he allowed just 2 hits and struck out 15 with no walks, registered a 94 on the Game Score meter (Game Score measures an overall pitching […]

     
  • BJ Upton Is A True Class Act

    BJ Upton Is A True Class Act

    October 5, 2012 at 10:21 am 32 comments

    Like many Rays fans over the years, I have had a love-hate relationship with BJ Upton. He has been an incredible baseball talent that seemed to have brainfarts a little more often than others. But Upton has also been a very quiet player. The only emotion we ever saw was […]

     
  • Rays Television Ratings Up 28% In 2012

    October 4, 2012 at 1:07 pm 16 comments

    The Tampa Bay Rays saw a huge jump in local television ratings in 2012. The 150 games broadcast on Sun Sports averaged a 4.9 rating, up 28% from 2011, when the local broadcasts averaged a 3.8 rating. A 4.9 rating translates to approximately 87,000 homes in the Tampa Bay market. […]

     
  • BJ Upton’s Final At Bat With The Rays – The Mashup Video

    October 4, 2012 at 10:53 am 0 comments

    In the eighth inning of last night’s game, BJ Upton singled in what will likely be his final at bat with the Rays. He was then pulled from the game and left to a standing ovation. Below is a mashup of his final appearance from all three networks that were […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Three Bombs For Longo, And One Goodbye For Upton

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Three Bombs For Longo, And One Goodbye For Upton

    October 4, 2012 at 8:18 am 23 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 4, Orioles 1 (boxscore) THE GOOD: Evan Longoria. Longo hit 3 home runs for the second time in his career, and took a curtain call […]

     
  • BJ Upton’s Farewell And Other Images From Last Night’s Game

    October 4, 2012 at 7:30 am 1 comment

    We’ve got Evan Longoria’s curtain call, James Shields’ neck brace, and BJ Upton’s tearful farewell. We’ve got the highlights you won’t see on SportsCenter… [imagebrowser id=147] Likes(0)Dislikes(0)