Articles by: Jordi Scrubbings
 

  • Joe Maddon and the Departure of a Franchise Face

    Joe Maddon and the Departure of a Franchise Face

    October 28, 2014 at 9:12 am 12 comments

    Very few franchises are defined by their manager. Managers are more or less second-guessed dugout dwellers whose job it is to write the lineup card and push the right bullpen buttons. Joe Maddon was more than that. Like Casey Stengel for the 1962 Mets, Maddon was the face of the […]

     
  • The King is Gone, Long Live the Team

    The King is Gone, Long Live the Team

    August 4, 2014 at 9:41 am 12 comments

    In the span of five months, the sports scene in Florida has lost three premier players, players who were at the top of their position in their respective sports. But while Marty St. Louis, LeBron James, and now David Price wear new uniforms for different reasons, the teams they leave […]

     
  • Toe Nash’s Unfinished Story

    Toe Nash’s Unfinished Story

    June 30, 2014 at 11:36 am 5 comments

    This Sunday, ESPN Outside the Lines ran a short segment on former Devil Rays prospect Gregory “Toe” Nash. If you haven’t seen it, here is the link. It’s short, only 6:30 minutes, and well worth your time. I’ve mentioned Nash a few times on this site. The first time, I […]

     
  • Of Don Zimmer, Dreams, and Heartbreaks

    Of Don Zimmer, Dreams, and Heartbreaks

    June 5, 2014 at 2:34 pm 1 comment

    In the 1988 movie Field of Dreams, Kevin Coster’s character Ray Kinsella asks Burt Lancaster’s Moonlight Graham, “If you could do anything you wanted, if you could have a wish …” Moonlight Graham’s answer is feel the tingle in his arms as he connects with the ball, to run the […]

     
  • 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 […]

     
  • Standing On The Porch By The Bay

    Standing On The Porch By The Bay

    April 14, 2014 at 2:25 pm 4 comments

    [Jordi Scubbings is back with his latest take on all things Rays] … Drinking a beer, watching the Rays. Before the Rays finish their first lengthy road trip of the season, I want to talk about what’s new at the home of the Rays. There is no doubt most Rays […]

     
  • A Conversation with new Durham Bulls writer Jessica Quiroli

    A Conversation with new Durham Bulls writer Jessica Quiroli

    December 20, 2013 at 8:24 am 0 comments

    Rays Index correspondent Jordi Scrubbings attended the Winter Meetings and caught up with Jessica Quiroli.  Covering the Minor Leagues is often a thankless profession. Writers work just as hard as their Major League brethren in smaller stadiums, in smaller press boxes, in smaller locker rooms, and for much smaller pay. […]

     
  • Jordi at the Winter Meetings

    Jordi at the Winter Meetings

    December 9, 2013 at 2:44 am 0 comments

    For the third time since I moved to Tampa in 2006, this week I will be making the drive to Orlando to attend the Baseball Winter Meetings. Each time I’ve gone, I’ve written about the experience. The first time, I was in awe of the Major Leaguers and baseball personalities […]

     
  • Mariano Rivera and the Face of Victory

    Mariano Rivera and the Face of Victory

    November 16, 2013 at 9:11 am 3 comments

    Jordi Scrubbings is back with his latest take on baseball and the Raysiverse… In case you missed the hoopla, hoorahs, and heaping helpings of hubble-bubble, Yankees reliever Mariano Rivera retired at the end of the 2013 baseball season. After 19 years in the game playing for only one team and […]

     
  • Of Nerds, Domes, and Distractions

    Of Nerds, Domes, and Distractions

    October 7, 2013 at 8:48 am 1 comment

    Our correspondent Jordi Scrubbings is back with his take on Nerd-gate… Tonight, the Rays come home. Finally. The Rays last played at Tropicana Field on the 23rd of September, a full two weeks ago. Since the last time the gang spent the night in their respective home beds, they’ve played […]