Articles by: Joe Rays Fan
 

  • Postgame Shot Of Joe: Just Like The Rays Planned

    Postgame Shot Of Joe: Just Like The Rays Planned

    April 12, 2011 at 9:38 pm 7 comments

    Kyle Farnsworth served up the meatball, but Big Papi couldn’t deliver. Beautiful stuff. With Carl Crawford getting plunked, picked off and thrown out, and Sox fans chewing their fingernails off, this win might have been sweeter than the Sox-clubbing on Monday. It really felt like it was out of the […]

     
  • Postgame Shot Of Joe: Thoroughly Satisfying

    Postgame Shot Of Joe: Thoroughly Satisfying

    April 11, 2011 at 10:02 pm 7 comments

    Every suffering Rays fan knew a breakout game would come eventually. But to do it in Boston on Rays-hating BSPN, now that was a thoroughly satisfying 16 runs. And to have the best left fielder on this night wearing a Rays uniform? Very sweet. Finally, most of those horrendous Rays stats […]

     
  • Postgame Shot Of Joe: It’s Still Better Than Golf

    Postgame Shot Of Joe: It’s Still Better Than Golf

    April 10, 2011 at 3:52 pm 22 comments

    What can Joe say about a game when the most interesting part was seeing Merlot Joe going all Billy Martin and trying to toss all four umps after he himself got run, then Merlot Joe made a curtain call to get in some more choice words? Joe hopes the good […]

     
  • Postgame Shot Of Joe: No Spark From Fuld Heroics

    Postgame Shot Of Joe: No Spark From Fuld Heroics

    April 10, 2011 at 8:31 am 6 comments

    Like a lot of Rays fans, Joe believes he’ll always remember Sam Fuld’s diving grab yesterday. Stunning stuff from a guy who’s impossible not to cheer for (even if he went to Stanford). With that kind of layout in right field, Joe was thinking Fuld’s Ron Swoboda heroics would have […]

     
  • Postgame Shot Of Joe: The Return Of The Rays

    Postgame Shot Of Joe: The Return Of The Rays

    April 9, 2011 at 1:14 am 10 comments

    Wow, what a whirlwind day… and game. When the Rays began the game against the White Sox at chilly Comiskey Park, the team was much more akin to the Devil Rays. Manny Bay bolted the area in a way (Devil) Rays fans were reminded of the immortal Juan Guzman era. […]

     
  • Postgame Shot Of Joe: No Longer Trying Too Hard

    Postgame Shot Of Joe: No Longer Trying Too Hard

    April 7, 2011 at 5:26 pm 12 comments

    These Rays can’t hit indoors, and they can’t hit in the cold weather. Maybe all this anemia is just some sinister ploy to get an outdoor stadium in the sweltering Tampa sun. (Joe is kidding, of course.) But that’s what fans of the 0-6 Rays have been reduced to at […]

     
  • Postgame Shot Of Joe: Nightmare Won’t End

    Postgame Shot Of Joe: Nightmare Won’t End

    April 6, 2011 at 3:49 pm 30 comments

    Joe keeps hoping Freddy Krueger will jump onto the field or burst through the TV screen and interrupt the madness that is the 0-5 Rays.  It’s that scary. Just gash the right arm, Freddy. That would spice things up. Anything’s better than the reality of Team Stu right now. But all that happens […]

     
  • Postgame Shot Of Joe: Merlot Joe Goes Little League

    Postgame Shot Of Joe: Merlot Joe Goes Little League

    April 5, 2011 at 10:07 pm 19 comments

    Well, well, well. All is right Rays fans. Manny is working hard! That’s the message Merlot Joe sent out to the fourth estate, a wagging of the finger at Rays fans, per the Twitter feed of perhaps the best Twitterer in the Rays media corps, J.B. Long. As expected, Maddon […]

     
  • Postgame Shot Of Joe: Early But Ugly

    Postgame Shot Of Joe: Early But Ugly

    April 3, 2011 at 4:17 pm 8 comments

    Sure, it’s still the first week of April. Sure it’s just three games. Are the Orioles this good? Hey, Joe’s not down on the pitching. Not at all. Wade Davis was flying until he hit the wall in the seventh. It happens. But went you have an anemic offense, a […]

     
  • Postgame Shot Of Joe: Time To “Change The Book”

    Postgame Shot Of Joe: Time To “Change The Book”

    April 2, 2011 at 9:03 pm 4 comments

    The No. 5 starter looked damn good. Dan Johnson and Ben Zobrist played some big-time defense. And Manny slapped a seeing-eye, RBI grounder into left field. That’s about all there was to celebrate while the Orioles 4-hit the Rays tonight. Yeah, Joel Peralta threw strikes. Pretty depressing stuff after waiting 5 1/2 months to wash […]