Articles by: Joe Rays Fan
 

  • Postgame Shot Of Joe: The Derek Shelton Syndrome

    Postgame Shot Of Joe: The Derek Shelton Syndrome

    September 30, 2010 at 10:50 pm 16 comments

    Cy Young Award-winner Zack Greinke pitched like it was 2009. Thing is, it’s not. Last year Greinke was masterful in becoming the best starter in the American League. This year, eh, he’s ordinary, with a losing record and an ERA over 4.00. Of course, the elixir for a starter pitcher’s […]

     
  • Postgame Shot Of Joe: The Return Of Jeff Niemann?

    Postgame Shot Of Joe: The Return Of Jeff Niemann?

    September 29, 2010 at 10:43 pm 4 comments

    Well, it was another Derek Shelton special Wednesday night at a packed Fruitdome (thank you Rays) that saw the Rays dish out 20,000 free tickets in 90 minutes. That was the only thing that was impressive about the hungover Rays being limited to three hits against Kevin Millwood of all […]

     
  • Postgame Shot Of Joe: Stay Mad David Price

    Postgame Shot Of Joe: Stay Mad David Price

    September 28, 2010 at 8:37 pm 6 comments

    It seems the best way to wash away the angst of a previous evening is with champagne spray. That’s what the Rays did tonight. In the roller coaster, viral age of the Internet, the Rays went from — in some eyes — an apathetic figure to a loathed figure to […]

     
  • Postgame Shot Of Joe: Social Media “War!”

    Postgame Shot Of Joe: Social Media “War!”

    September 27, 2010 at 11:44 pm 66 comments

    So the Rays failed to clinch a playoff berth? Joe’s not worried. It’s not if, but when. But that Derek Shelton special, a three-hit shutout loss to the putrid Orioles, quickly took a backseat to the grousing of Rays players that the Fruitdome was not packed to the catwalks by […]

     
  • Postgame Shot Of Joe: Hellboy To The Rescue!

    Postgame Shot Of Joe: Hellboy To The Rescue!

    September 22, 2010 at 11:48 pm 12 comments

    Ah, if it wasn’t so late, Joe would be raising a glass of an adult beverage. Sadly, 5 a.m. comes awful early. Leave it to the pride of the corn, Hellboy, to rescue the Rays pitching woes. Dude was money. Good control. Great to watch. Glad to see the Rays […]

     
  • Postgame Shot Of Joe: Whither Jim Hickey?

    Postgame Shot Of Joe: Whither Jim Hickey?

    September 21, 2010 at 11:02 pm 8 comments

    So James “No Game” Shields gives up five runs to start the damned game. Guess what the Rays lost by tonight folks? Yup, you guessed it. What exactly has happened to a once proud starting pitching staff? Joe has called out Derek Shelton for his unclutch, walks-are-better-than-hits, strikeouts-aren’t-so-bad approach to […]

     
  • Postgame Shot Of Joe: What Happened To The Pitching?

    Postgame Shot Of Joe: What Happened To The Pitching?

    September 20, 2010 at 11:14 pm 5 comments

    Joe’s depressed. What looked like the best starting pitching in baseball is now pretty much a one-man gang: David Price. First it was James Shields, then Jeff Niemann and now Matt Garza. Guys, late-September is not the time of the year to go into a funk. Not when your team […]

     
  • Postgame Shot Of Joe: The Return Of “Big Game”

    Postgame Shot Of Joe: The Return Of “Big Game”

    September 15, 2010 at 10:23 pm 10 comments

    Joe is still violently slapping his glove and yanking his shirt tail out of his pants over this win by the Rays tonight. Joe could go on and on about how MFIKY was nearly dominant. Joe could be utterly giddy over the clutch power hitting of Dan Johnson. Joe could […]

     
  • Postgame Shot Of Joe: Time For A Divorce

    Postgame Shot Of Joe: Time For A Divorce

    September 14, 2010 at 10:44 pm 18 comments

    Why does it not shock Joe that this Dan Wheeler would blow a game? And why does it not shock Joe that Merlot Joe is culpable? Wheeler — who has become such an embarrassment Dwayne Staats is secretly hoping his daughter gets a divorce — shouldn’t have been out there […]

     
  • Postgame Shot Of Joe: Take That Tom Hallion

    Postgame Shot Of Joe: Take That Tom Hallion

    September 13, 2010 at 9:49 pm 8 comments

    It’s great to shove a playoff-like victory up the Yankees rear, but never in Joe’s recent memory can he remember wanting the win so badly just to stick it to an umpire. What, is egomaniacal Tom Hallion somehow mad at Carl Crawford because Hallion blew that World Series call against […]