BjstkvMIMAAzZ4gThe 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 4 (boxscore)

THE GOOD: Cool Gesture. There was a couple at last night’s game celebrating their 50th anniversary. The Rays surprised them on the field with the jerseys seen in the photo at right…Will’s Golder Glove. I would be surprised if Wil Myers ever wins a Gold Glove (something Joe Maddon has challenged him to do). But he is getting better. He has had a couple of shaky moments in the outfield this spring, but he has also made a couple of plays that suggest he is getting more confident, including a diving grab last night. His feet actually slipped out from under him (see below) and he still made the grab.

THE BAD: None today.

THE TELLING: The Rays have released Mark Lowe. He is open to returning and accepting an assignment to triple-A…Andrew Friedman hinted that some players who were cut were VERY unhappy: “There were a lot of very spirited conversations”.

THE JUNKYARD DOGS WEBTOPIA

  • I know all of you are here for the Rays, not me. But for the 5 or 6 of you who are curious to know more about me and how I do my work, I pulled back the curtain for Next Impulse Sports. Link includes a photo of my office set-up which I do get asked about a lot. [Next Impulse Sports]
  • Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn on St. Pete Mayor: “I wouldn’t mind [having] his baseball team.” [@StadiumShadow]
  • This data does not include Tropicana Field because it used satellite images, but this is a look at how big fair territory is in 27 of the 30 ballparks. Coors Field is 14,000 square feet bigger than Fenway Park. [BI Sports]
  • ESPN the Magazine predicts the Rays will win the AL East and the World Series because of their chemistry. [ESPN.com]
  • Jonny Gomes ordered some ridiculous blazers for the Red Sox to wear to the White House. [@MLBFanCave]
  • One of the Rays’ top prospects is catcher Nick Ciuffo. Here is a quick interview with him. [Biscuit Crumbs]

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5 Comments

  1. ken says:

    Well Cork, count me as one of those 5 or 6 fans. Great piece, great interview. You definitely are a “King of all trades” dude. Best of luck in all future endeavors. Go Rays, and Go Cork.

  2. phil says:

    Awesome interview Cork! Keep up the good work!

  3. Zach says:

    I know it was just a little side comment by Buckhorn, but is he looking for more drama in this stadium situation?

    • Political_Man says:

      Like him or not Buckhorn is not stupid. This comment that things are not going well and that Buckhorn intends on making sure the blame does not focus in his direction.

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