Articles by: Cork Gaines
 

  • [TAMPA BAY RAYS MEDIA] Media Approval Ratings: Results

    [TAMPA BAY RAYS MEDIA] Media Approval Ratings: Results

    August 27, 2008 at 1:15 pm 8 comments

    We still have several of these to go through, but thought we would show how the various Rays media members are faring so far… In general, Rays fans are happy with the on-air media with all scoring above 90%. As for the print media, the fans are more supportive of […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Rays Drop Second Straight; Magic Number For Wild Card Now 26

    [THE HANGOVER] Rays Drop Second Straight; Magic Number For Wild Card Now 26

    August 27, 2008 at 10:33 am 0 comments

    THE GOOD: After all that has happened in the past 3 days the Rays still lead the Red Sox by 4 games in the loss column with the hapless O’s coming to town next and the Red Sox still have 2 more games in Yankee Stadium and then have to […]

     
  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] Durham Clinches Divsion Behind Wade Davis And Dan Johnson

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] Durham Clinches Divsion Behind Wade Davis And Dan Johnson

    August 27, 2008 at 9:28 am 2 comments

    Durham 3, Indianapolis 2. Dan Johnson broke a 2-2 tie in the bottom of the 8th with a solo home run and the Durham Bulls clinched the Southern Division title…Wade Davis started and gave up only one hit, a single to the second batter of the game. He struck out […]

     
  • [THE RAYSHEAD ARMY] A Seven Nation Army Can’t Hold The Rays Back

    [THE RAYSHEAD ARMY] A Seven Nation Army Can’t Hold The Rays Back

    August 26, 2008 at 1:43 pm 12 comments

    As the pennant race heats up, it is time for the Tampa Bay Rays to announce their presence with authority. The Rays need an anthem, and there is no more perfect anthem than “Seven Nation Army” by The White Stripes. The song is already popular at many European soccer events. […]

     
  • [RI CONFIDENCE GRAPH] The Tampa Bay Rays Confidence Survey

    [RI CONFIDENCE GRAPH] The Tampa Bay Rays Confidence Survey

    August 26, 2008 at 10:42 am 0 comments

    Last week’s Rays Confidence Graph results. Below you will see two polls that ask about your confidence in the Tampa Bay Rays. Please take a moment to answer each question. We will present these same polls every Monday. The results will be presented in graphical form on Wednesday, and will […]

     
  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] King David Has Taken Lead In Player Of Year Voting

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] King David Has Taken Lead In Player Of Year Voting

    August 26, 2008 at 10:03 am 0 comments

    Durham 9, Indianapolis 8 (10). Jonny Gomes beat a 5-man infield shift with a line drive single to left for the walk-off win. Gomes finished 2-4 with 2 RBI…Jeff Niemann started and gave up 4 runs in 6 innings on 5 hits and 3 walks. He struck out 6…Fernando Perez […]

     
  • [DOUG EDDINGS] Rays Have Now Officially "Joined The Club"

    [DOUG EDDINGS] Rays Have Now Officially "Joined The Club"

    August 25, 2008 at 8:10 pm 0 comments

    We found the above image at the website, DougEddingsIsADouche.com. It is not quite FireJoeMorgan.com, and the site is actually defunct, but for a league where not many umpires’ names are even known, it can’t be easy to have a hate-site in your name. This is what happens when the Rays […]

     
  • [DOUG EDDINGS] Umpires Refuse To Admit Mistake; Sound Even Dumber

    [DOUG EDDINGS] Umpires Refuse To Admit Mistake; Sound Even Dumber

    August 25, 2008 at 2:17 pm 11 comments

    Click on above image for a larger version… It has been close to 20 hours and we feel no better now than when AJ Pierzynski created a phantom interference call supported by Doug Eddings. OBSTRUCTION (from MLB official rules): Obstruction is the act of a fielder who, while not in […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Doug Eddings Made-Up Call In 10th Costs Rays Series Finale

    [THE HANGOVER] Doug Eddings Made-Up Call In 10th Costs Rays Series Finale

    August 25, 2008 at 9:25 am 8 comments

    PARENTAL ADVISORY: EXPLICIT LANGUAGE AHEAD. We have our editors bound and gagged in their office, so some explicatives might not get deleted… THE BAD: Shawn Riggans. This is just one reason why if (and that is a big IF), the Rays make the playoffs, we feel Mike DiFelice should be […]

     
  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] Dan Johnson Adds Yet Another Position To His Resume

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] Dan Johnson Adds Yet Another Position To His Resume

    August 25, 2008 at 8:27 am 1 comment

    Indianapolis 10, Durham 6. Mitch Talbot struck out 6 and allowed 3 runs in 5.2 innings. He gave up 5 hits and 2 walks…Fernando Perez was 4-4 with a walk raising his average to .289 and his OBP to .359…Jonny Gomes and Dan Johnson were each 1-4. Gomes drove in […]