Archive for April, 2014

  • [THE HANGOVER] Discussing A Better Bedard, A Brutal Bullpen, And Minor League Injuries

    [THE HANGOVER] Discussing A Better Bedard, A Brutal Bullpen, And Minor League Injuries

    April 30, 2014 at 8:25 am 7 comments

    The GBT – The Good, The Bad and The Telling sandwich, where The Bad is nice and lean and the The Telling is ripe. Red Sox 7, RAYS 4 (boxscore) THE GOOD: Erik Bedard. I hesitate to put Bedard here because he really wasn’t that good, but he was better […]

     
  • Tailgating Game 27: Rays (11-15) At Red Sox (12-14)

    Tailgating Game 27: Rays (11-15) At Red Sox (12-14)

    April 29, 2014 at 3:20 pm 5 comments

    Playing A Little Pepper… If we assume the catcher platoon to be a single player, the most common lineup last year was used just 5 times. Tonight’s lineup will be the sixth time it has been used this year in just 27 games…Erik Bedard will start for the Rays tonight. […]

     
  • Whether He Stays Or Goes, Josh Lueke Needs To Address His Past

    Whether He Stays Or Goes, Josh Lueke Needs To Address His Past

    April 29, 2014 at 10:51 am 9 comments

    Jordi Scrubbings is back with his latest on the Raysiverse… A few days ago, Cork wrote his thoughts on Josh Lueke and the Deadspin article on Lueke’s checkered past. If you haven’t read it yet, please do. In the end, Cork suggests it is time for the Rays to cut […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Discussing Another Ugly Loss

    [THE HANGOVER] Discussing Another Ugly Loss

    April 29, 2014 at 7:38 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. White Sox 7, RAYS 3 (boxscore) THE GOOD: Flash Jennings. It seems like we have seen Desmond Jennings’ speed on display a little bit more recently. […]

     
  • Tailgating Game 26: Rays (11-14) At White Sox (13-13)

    Tailgating Game 26: Rays (11-14) At White Sox (13-13)

    April 28, 2014 at 3:47 pm 5 comments

    Playing A Little Pepper… As of right now, it is not raining in Chicago, but there is rain coming. The good news is as of now, radar makes it look like there might be a slight delay to the start of the game  and then there is about a one-hour […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Discussing A Rattled David Price, Errors Galore, And #CancelLueke

    [THE HANGOVER] Discussing A Rattled David Price, Errors Galore, And #CancelLueke

    April 28, 2014 at 7:16 am 8 comments

    The GBT – The Good, The Bad and The Telling sandwich, where The Bad is nice and lean and the The Telling is ripe. White Sox 9, RAYS 2 (boxscore) THE GOOD: David Price Early. It looked like it was going to be one of those typical 7+ innings, 0 […]

     
  • Tailgating Game 25: Rays (11-13) At White Sox (12-13)

    Tailgating Game 25: Rays (11-13) At White Sox (12-13)

    April 27, 2014 at 12:22 pm 5 comments

    Playing A Little Pepper… Joe Maddon once again going with his recent go-to lineup, only with Matt Joyce in left field and David DeJesus at DH…With a game-time temperature of 36-degrees, last night in Chicago was the second coldest game in Rays history. The only colder game was a mid-April […]

     
  • Joe Maddon Ejected For First Time This Season

    Joe Maddon Ejected For First Time This Season

    April 26, 2014 at 9:21 pm 1 comment

    With baseball’s expended replay system ejections are down this season. But that didn’t stop baseball’s premier ejectee from finding a way tonight in Chicago. On a check-swing that was ruled not a swing, Maddon wouldn’t let it go from the dugout. He was eventually ejected. Here’s the full video.

     
  • Tailgating Game 24: Rays (10-13) At White Sox (12-12)

    Tailgating Game 24: Rays (10-13) At White Sox (12-12)

    April 26, 2014 at 5:14 pm 7 comments

    Playing A Little Pepper… Let’s just pretend last night’s game never happened. Among the things Joe Maddon is good at is being able to treat a game like last night, or being no-hit, just like a 6-2 loss that the Rays were never really in. I can’t recall if it […]

     
  • BJ Upton Is Now Wearing Glasses And Still Arguing With Umps

    BJ Upton Is Now Wearing Glasses And Still Arguing With Umps

    April 26, 2014 at 2:10 pm 2 comments

    BJ Upton is now experimenting with prescription glasses and he says he can see the ball more clearly. Hopefully this will help his strikeout rate. Unfortunately he is still striking out looking and still blaming the umpires.