Articles by: Cork Gaines
 

  • Tailgating Game 116: An Interesting Wrinkle In New Fauxback Uniforms

    Tailgating Game 116: An Interesting Wrinkle In New Fauxback Uniforms

    August 9, 2014 at 1:47 pm 3 comments

    Playing A Little Pepper… Above is the latest look at tomorrow’s new “road fauxback” uniform via Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times. Notice that the pants are powder blue. But more importantly, the pants are sansabelt! The beltless look was popular back in the 1970s and the Rays’ first […]

     
  • Nick Franklin’s First Home Run Since Trade Was An Absolute Bomb

    Nick Franklin’s First Home Run Since Trade Was An Absolute Bomb

    August 9, 2014 at 1:34 pm 4 comments

    Nick Franklin, acquired in the David Price trade, hit his first home run with the Durham Bulls and he did not disappoint. Reader Chris D. called the home run “by far the furthest hit ball to right I’ve seen at the park.” It was dark, so it is difficult to […]

     
  • Tailgating Game 115: A Rare Trip To Wrigley Field

    Tailgating Game 115: A Rare Trip To Wrigley Field

    August 8, 2014 at 1:06 pm 7 comments

    Playing A Little Pepper… Tampa Bay Baseball Market took a closer look at some of the television and attendance numbers we posted earlier this week. In particular, it looks at how well the Rays compare to the Orioles…Today is the first trip to Wrigley field for the Rays since 2003 […]

     
  • UPDATE: A Photo Of The Rays New Throwback Uniform

    UPDATE: A Photo Of The Rays New Throwback Uniform

    August 8, 2014 at 9:07 am 3 comments

    We now have a better idea of the new “road fauxback” uniform the Rays will be wearing on Sunday. We still don’t know about the pants or the stirrups. Here is the mock-up we put together earlier this week. Basically we had the blue colors reversed. Likes(0)Dislikes(0)

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Discussing Hellickson’s Big Start, Zobrist’s New Gear, And Balfour’s Future

    [THE HANGOVER] Discussing Hellickson’s Big Start, Zobrist’s New Gear, And Balfour’s Future

    August 7, 2014 at 9:33 am 10 comments

    The GBT – The Good, The Bad and The Telling sandwich, where The Bad is nice and lean and the The Telling is ripe. RAYS 7, A’s 3 (boxscore) THE GOOD: Jeremy Hellickson. That was the best Jeremy Hellickson we have seen in over a year, maybe since last April […]

     
  • Rays To Unveil New Version Of Their 1970s ‘Throwback’ Uniform On Sunday

    Rays To Unveil New Version Of Their 1970s ‘Throwback’ Uniform On Sunday

    August 6, 2014 at 6:28 pm 4 comments

    In honor of Wrigley Field’s 100th anniversary, the Cubs have been hosting a series of throwback games this season, each from a different decade. On Sunday, the Cubs will honor the 1980s while the Rays are in town. As part of this celebration the Cubs will wear a 1988 throwback. […]

     
  • Kevin Kiermaier Nearly Passes Jose Molina On Bases During Home Run Trot

    Kevin Kiermaier Nearly Passes Jose Molina On Bases During Home Run Trot

    August 6, 2014 at 3:52 pm 4 comments

    We knew that Jose Molina batting in front of Kevin Kiermaier was eventually going to cause problems and it nearly did on Outlaw’s 2-run home run in the fourth inning against the Rays. Ironically, this came on the first pitch after Molina beat out an infield single. Molina was running […]

     
  • Tailgating Game : More On The Rays’ Television Ratings

    Tailgating Game : More On The Rays’ Television Ratings

    August 6, 2014 at 12:00 pm 5 comments

    Playing A Little Pepper… Here is a chart I made for my real job. The biggest point for Rays fans is that there are 11 teams with bigger fan base problems than the Rays. The number is probably 12 in reality as the Astros data was not available. The strength […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Discussing Drew Smyly’s Debut And A Team Acting Like They Have Given Up

    [THE HANGOVER] Discussing Drew Smyly’s Debut And A Team Acting Like They Have Given Up

    August 6, 2014 at 8:18 am 2 comments

    The GBT – The Good, The Bad and The Telling sandwich, where The Bad is nice and lean and the The Telling is ripe. A’s 3, RAYS 0 (boxscore) THE GOOD: Drew Smyly. It’s funny to think about this. What if David Price had been traded for a Drew Smyly […]

     
  • Tailgating Game 113: Rays (54-58) A’s (68-43)

    Tailgating Game 113: Rays (54-58) A’s (68-43)

    August 5, 2014 at 6:12 pm 1 comment

    Playing A Little Pepper… David Price will make his debut for the Tigers tonight in Yankee Stadium. Meanwhile, Drew Smyly will make his first start for the Rays. Game Graph… [Will be up at game time] Source: FanGraphs Lineup… Flash Jennings, CF Ben Zobrist, LF Matt Joyce, DH Evan Longoria, […]