Articles by: Joe Rays Fan
 

  • Postgame Shot Of Joe: Baseball’s Holy Trinity

    Postgame Shot Of Joe: Baseball’s Holy Trinity

    July 30, 2010 at 9:56 pm 18 comments

    Joe is so giddy over the Rays win he doesn’t know where to begin? It was the Holy Trinity of baseball tonight: pitching, defense and a key hit. * Wade Davis: Was this his best outing? Hard to argue. Once he got past the first, he was simply dominant. Joe […]

     
  • Postgame Shot Of Joe: Rays 4, Detroit 2

    Postgame Shot Of Joe: Rays 4, Detroit 2

    July 29, 2010 at 3:32 pm 23 comments

    Absolutely loving how the Rays didn’t only sweep the Tigers but sucked the soul out of them in the process. You could heap superlatives left and right on the Rays about now. Randy Choate and Dan Wheeler looking like studs in starring roles. Sean “wet-vac” Rodriguez seemingly dried out now […]

     
  • Postgame Shot Of Joe: Championship Swagger

    Postgame Shot Of Joe: Championship Swagger

    July 29, 2010 at 12:00 am 9 comments

    When your team’s literally on pace for 100 wins (after 100 games), plus young and relatively healthy, it can be challenging to find fault. That’s where the Rays are. Maddenology is breaking new ground. Joaquin Benoit and MFIKY have found a new level of shutdown nasty. And the Rays have shown […]

     
  • Postgame Shot Of Joe: Pitching And Defense

    Postgame Shot Of Joe: Pitching And Defense

    July 27, 2010 at 10:00 pm 7 comments

    If Joe didn’t know any better, he’d have thought he was watching the Mets and the Cardinals circa 1985 the way the Rays and Tigers pitched and played defense, all on turf. It took some bold defense by Dirtbag to actually pull out the win, 3-2 for the Rays. Clinging […]

     
  • Postgame Shot Of Joe: Brilliance Minus The Bats

    Postgame Shot Of Joe: Brilliance Minus The Bats

    July 27, 2010 at 4:55 am 12 comments

    Before Monday’s no-hitter, Matt Garza and James Shields were fighting it out to become the first Rays starter to grab a 5.0 ERA. But unlike with Shields, Joe and every other Rays fan knew that at some point Garza and his great stuff would get hot. Well, now he’s hot — in […]

     
  • Postgame Shot Of Joe: Resiliency

    Postgame Shot Of Joe: Resiliency

    July 25, 2010 at 3:39 pm 4 comments

    It wasn’t a pretty win but Joe was happy. Naturally, Joe was happy with a win. A “W” is always a good thing. This isn’t the BCS. At the end of the year style points are not added up, just W’s. What got Joe happy about this win was how […]

     
  • Postgame Shot Of Joe: Divine Intervention

    Postgame Shot Of Joe: Divine Intervention

    July 24, 2010 at 9:23 pm 3 comments

    The Curse of Cleveland has finally come to an end for the Rays. Nearly five years ago on a bleak, forgettable day in the waning days of the 2005 season was the last time the Rays won a game at the city some decry as the Mistake by the Lake (Joe […]

     
  • Postgame Shot Of Joe: Ugly Streak Hits 18

    Postgame Shot Of Joe: Ugly Streak Hits 18

    July 24, 2010 at 5:19 am 7 comments

    Could the Rays have played with any less urgency? Joe gets that this was a double rain delay, shortened mess of a game with the Rays on the wrong side of a one-hitter. It’s one of those nights, but still the Rays looked flat as can be in the 3-1 […]

     
  • Postgame Shot Of Joe: Soriano’s Sorry

    Postgame Shot Of Joe: Soriano’s Sorry

    July 21, 2010 at 3:31 pm 11 comments

    It was awesome to see the shutdown bullpen return and Rafael Soriano expecting perfection after slamming the door on a 5-4 win in Baltimore this afternoon. Postgame MFIKY explaining in busted English how he apologized to Joe Maddon after last night’s blown save was quite touching. Joe eats that stuff […]

     
  • Postgame Shot Of Joe: O’s 11, Rays 10

    Postgame Shot Of Joe: O’s 11, Rays 10

    July 21, 2010 at 6:23 am 1 comment

    There’s that annoying theory that says a good manager can win you 10 games a season. As if anyone can measure that sort of thing. But Joe’s pretty certain that Joe Maddon played at least a key role in this beyond brutal loss to the Orioles. Go back to Friday’s […]