Articles by: Cork Gaines
 

  • Raymond showed off his crazy dance moves at Fan Fest

    Raymond showed off his crazy dance moves at Fan Fest

    February 23, 2015 at 4:53 pm 1 comment

    The Rays lost Andrew Friedman, Joe Maddon, and Ben Zobrist this off-season but they still have Raymond. I have no idea how that will help the Rays win games, but we will still be entertained. And the grand finale… Likes(0)Dislikes(0)

     
  • The first sign that attendance at Rays games is going to be even worse this year

    The first sign that attendance at Rays games is going to be even worse this year

    February 23, 2015 at 11:29 am 17 comments

    The Rays finished dead-last in attendance last season with just 17,857 tickets distributed per game, their lowest average since the 2007 season, and there are good reasons to think it will go even lower this season. But if attendance at this weekend’s Fan Fest is any indication, this year’s attendance […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] What Rays fans need to know today

    [THE HANGOVER] What Rays fans need to know today

    February 23, 2015 at 8:46 am 4 comments

    Here is an odd twist to the new season. BJ Upton will no longer be BJ Upton. The former Rays centerfielder will now go by his real name, Melvin. #Braves exec John Hart made passing reference to “Melvin” (B.J.) Upton, then confirmed player will go by Melvin Upton Jr, this […]

     
  • Highlights from Spring Training press conference featuring Matt Silverman and Kevin Cash

    Highlights from Spring Training press conference featuring Matt Silverman and Kevin Cash

    February 20, 2015 at 5:34 pm 0 comments

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  • The first evidence that the Rays are going to be more boring this year

    The first evidence that the Rays are going to be more boring this year

    February 20, 2015 at 5:04 pm 4 comments

    Today was the first press conference of the season on the eve of pitchers and catchers reporting and boy did things look different compared to last year. Gone are Joe Maddon and Andrew Friedman. In their place was Matt Silverman and Kevin Cash. But that wasn’t the only difference. Also […]

     
  • St. Pete mayor is fine with the Rays leaving town

    St. Pete mayor is fine with the Rays leaving town

    February 20, 2015 at 1:35 pm 4 comments

    St. Peterburg mayor Rick Kriseman recently told My Fox Tampa Bay that he still believes his city is the best long-term option for the Tampa Bay Rays, but that if they do decide to leave, he is fine with that happening. Kriseman was asked how he would respond if the […]

     
  • Rays giveaways this season will include an Evan Longoria rubber ducky

    Rays giveaways this season will include an Evan Longoria rubber ducky

    February 19, 2015 at 10:25 am 3 comments

      The rays have released their initial promotional schedule and the highlights are the two items above, the Evan Longoria rubber ducky (April 19) and the Alex Cobb Gumby figurine (April 18). In addition, the Rays also announced that single-game tickets will go on sale February 28 online at RaysBaseball.com […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] What Rays fans need to know today

    [THE HANGOVER] What Rays fans need to know today

    February 19, 2015 at 10:02 am 6 comments

    It is 2015 and Major League Baseball still refuses to broadcast all Spring Training games on television. Of the Rays’ 31 spring games, only six will be televised. To make matters worse, only one of the first 20 games will be televised. Oh yay! (head hits desk). March 19 vs […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Rays minor leaguer is the worst drug cheat ever

    [THE HANGOVER] Rays minor leaguer is the worst drug cheat ever

    February 18, 2015 at 8:27 am 4 comments

    The Rays lead the entire universe in minor league drug suspensions in recent years. And yet, the latest might be the worst one yet. Not only did Spencer Edwards, the Rays second-round pick in the 2012 draft, get busted for using steroids, but THEY DIDN’T WORK. Here are the details. […]

     
  • ESPN’s off-season grade for the Rays: D+

    ESPN’s off-season grade for the Rays: D+

    February 17, 2015 at 3:15 pm 14 comments

    Not many in the national media think much of the Rays’ off-season moves. But the most pessimistic reaction may be the one from former Reds and Nationals general manager and current ESPN analyst Jim Bowden. In his annual off-season report card, Bowden gives the Rays a “D+,” the third-worst grade […]