Articles by: Joe Rays Fan
 

  • Postgame Shot Of Joe: Money No Issue Tonight

    Postgame Shot Of Joe: Money No Issue Tonight

    April 1, 2011 at 8:42 pm 16 comments

    Minutes before the Rays quieted the home crowd and got rolled 4-1 in tonight’s opener, Stu Sternberg was on WDAE-AM 620 squawking about how a mere $10 million payroll increase over the Rays’ current $40+ million would have made the club significantly better. Thanks, Stu. Hope you have more fun spending that $10 million […]

     
  • Plant That Flag, Mr. Price

    Plant That Flag, Mr. Price

    April 1, 2011 at 10:00 am 1 comment

    So there passed another Spring Training with Joe bored to tears by the fourth inning of these games. Thank the Lord the real Rays season graces us tonight. Yeah, it was nice to study Manny’s dedicated-looking pregame rituals, sit behind the dugout under real sun for a reasonable price and, of […]

     
  • Postgame Shot Of Joe: Beat At Their Own Game

    Postgame Shot Of Joe: Beat At Their Own Game

    October 13, 2010 at 4:42 am 45 comments

    Rays baseball won the do-or-die Game 5 at the Trop. The problem is it was the Rangers playing Rays baseball, snatching extra bases and seizing opportunities that didn’t even look possible. And then piling on late runs to bury their opponent. Somewhere, Dioner Navarro is laughing. Joe’s sick to his stomach […]

     
  • Postgame Shot Of Joe: Talent Is Winning Out

    Postgame Shot Of Joe: Talent Is Winning Out

    October 10, 2010 at 4:35 pm 7 comments

    How bout those freakin’ Rays! Funny thing about the Rays tying the series at two this weekend is that the wins were all about talent, not managing and all the other things Rays fans argued and agonized about for the past six months. These victories were simply the Rays hitting […]

     
  • Postgame Shot Of Joe: Rangers On The Ropes

    Postgame Shot Of Joe: Rangers On The Ropes

    October 9, 2010 at 8:01 pm 10 comments

    The Rays were down to their last six outs, but they won 6-3 going away. All of a sudden, Joe is feeling pretty good. Joe’s all buckled up in the rollercoaster and screaming like a girl.  While the “W” to pull them to 2-1 in the ALDS series is only […]

     
  • Postgame Shot Of Joe: Pain Is Almost Unbearable

    Postgame Shot Of Joe: Pain Is Almost Unbearable

    October 7, 2010 at 5:09 pm 35 comments

    Joe used to think it was easier to accept a thorough beating than losing a close game. Joe has changed his mind. The two humiliations the Rays and Joe Maddon have endured in these playoffs is like no fan-related pain Joe has endured in a long time. The Rays are out […]

     
  • Postgame Shot Of Joe: Rangers Better Than The Rays

    Postgame Shot Of Joe: Rangers Better Than The Rays

    October 6, 2010 at 3:56 pm 22 comments

    The Rangers played playoff baseball today, attacking fastballs, swinging 3-0, and taking on a road game with no fear. The Rays got beat. They didn’t beat themselves. Joe knows some will take it out on Carlos Pena because he’s so far from being a good hitter it’s scary. Plus today he […]

     
  • Two Carl Crawford Challenges Today

    Two Carl Crawford Challenges Today

    October 6, 2010 at 2:00 pm 1 comment

    In a bit of coincidence, Carl Crawford the greyhound is back in action on the track today at Derby Lane in St. Petersburg. The speedster will look for another W in the 10th race, which goes off after 3 p.m.  What? You only know about Carl Crawford the left fielder? […]

     
  • Postgame Shot Of Joe: No Backing Into Playoffs

    Postgame Shot Of Joe: No Backing Into Playoffs

    October 3, 2010 at 4:59 pm 6 comments

    Yes, the Rays are AL East champs. Who knows when (if?) we will read that again? After such putrid, disgusting Derek Shelton-influenced hitting the past week, it warmed Joe’s heart to see the Rays fight back to win the division this afternoon. Well, they didn’t actually win it per se, […]

     
  • Postgame Shot Of Joe: It Has To Be Over For Shields

    Postgame Shot Of Joe: It Has To Be Over For Shields

    October 1, 2010 at 10:52 pm 7 comments

    The fancy white board in the Maddon-Friedman cone of statistics silence in the bowels of the FruitDome has got to get a big red line right through James Shields’ name. Hopefully, Shields made it easy, after getting bombed by the Royals tonight, for the Rays’ scientists to see what’s painfully obvious to […]