Articles by: Jordi Scrubbings
 

  • Our Mortal Moment with Manny

    Our Mortal Moment with Manny

    August 17, 2013 at 12:00 pm 1 comment

    Jordi Scrubbings is back with his latest take on all-things Rays… For a brief moment in 2011, Manuel Aristides “Manny” Ramirez donned a Rays uniform. On January 31st of that year, while most players had long earlier known what uniform would be on their back, Manny signed a 1-year deal […]

     
  • Coming Home to the Rays

    Coming Home to the Rays

    March 27, 2013 at 9:07 am 2 comments

    Here is the latest from our correspondent, Jordi Scrubbings… I’ll admit, when I first saw the Rays’ new season slogan I almost got emotional. “Welcome Home” Home. Home means much more to me than usual as I conclude nearly 14 months in Afghanistan. Home is more than where I lay […]

     
  • Happy New Year from a Rays Fan in Afghanistan

    Happy New Year from a Rays Fan in Afghanistan

    January 8, 2013 at 8:20 am 3 comments

    Greetings from cold, frigid Afghanistan, Wow, much has changed since I last wrote. I apologize for being gone for so long. Besides being in the somewhat frozen tundra of Afghanistan and doing my thing out here, I have also been working on my first book, a fictional tale that has […]

     
  • How much winning is enough winning to change fan culture?

    How much winning is enough winning to change fan culture?

    September 10, 2012 at 12:35 pm 5 comments

    Our correspondent Jordi Scrubbings is back with his latest take on the Raysiverse… Like Neil Armstrong when he set foot on the Moon and looked at the Earth, there is a tendency to see things different the farther you are away. You see habits you never noticed in friends, family, […]

     
  • Star Wars Day Shirts and the Power of Rays Fans

    Star Wars Day Shirts and the Power of Rays Fans

    August 29, 2012 at 12:15 pm 1 comment

    Our correspondent Jordi Scrubbings is back with his latest take on the world of the Rays… Ever since Star Wars Nights became a thing a long time ago in stadiums far, far away, I swore I would go to the first one in Florida. I am of course a huge […]

     
  • My Problem with the Fox Sports Florida Girls

    My Problem with the Fox Sports Florida Girls

    August 4, 2012 at 8:00 am 23 comments

    Jordi Scrubbings, our corespondent in charge of Rays affairs, is back with his latest take on the Raysiverse… In late 2011, in an attempt to “bring a fresh look and feel in the delivery of content on TV and the digital platforms”, Fox Sports Florida took a page out of […]

     
  • Peralta’s Pine Tar Problem and the Gripe of Grip

    Peralta’s Pine Tar Problem and the Gripe of Grip

    June 27, 2012 at 9:00 am 3 comments

    Our correspondent Jordi Scrubbings is back with his latest take on the world of the Rays… I wasn’t going to comment on the current suspension of Rays pitcher Joel Peralta. My initial thought was that he did something wrong, got caught, and had to face the reaper. It happens. But […]

     
  • The Cowbell Kid’s Twitter Dilemma

    The Cowbell Kid’s Twitter Dilemma

    June 12, 2012 at 10:00 am 2 comments

    Our Middle East correspondent, Jordi Scrubbings, is back with another report on the world of the Rays… A few weeks ago, Cork wrote about the return of a former Tropicana Field “legend”, the Happy Heckler. Cork goes back with the Rays longer than I do, and he gave the history […]

     
  • Chronicle of a Rays Fan in Afghanistan

    Chronicle of a Rays Fan in Afghanistan

    May 18, 2012 at 9:30 am 6 comments

    Jordi Scrubbings, our correspondent in charge of all things sensible, is back with an update on his trip abroad… I’ve been in Afghanistan now for two months. Two weeks after I arrived, baseball season started. While it’s not incredibly difficult to stay in the know on what’s going on with […]

     
  • Baseball’s Alcoholic Awakening

    Baseball’s Alcoholic Awakening

    April 3, 2012 at 10:30 am 2 comments

    Ever since the first professional team, baseball’s history has been littered with stories of alcoholic exploits. In the game’s early days, these antics were part of a player’s character, tall tales that made them unique and even endowed them to fans. As baseball grew in public stature in the 1920s […]