Articles by: Cork Gaines
 

  • [NEW STADIUM] St. Pete Times To Live-Blog Public Hearing

    [NEW STADIUM] St. Pete Times To Live-Blog Public Hearing

    February 21, 2008 at 6:19 pm 2 comments

    Seriously we can’t make this shit up… Tonight the St. Pete City Council will hold a public hearing on the proposed redevelopment of Tropicana Field and the subsequent building of a new stadium for the Tampa Bay Rays along the downtown waterfront. Aaron Sharockman of the St. Pete Times will […]

     
  • [Kid K] Scott Kazmir Sports A New Look In 2008…Unfortunately

    [Kid K] Scott Kazmir Sports A New Look In 2008…Unfortunately

    February 21, 2008 at 12:38 pm 4 comments

    Matt Bishoff of DRays Bay attended the Rays workout yesterday and snapped some pictures. Fairly typical practice pics. But then something caught our eye. Last year, Scott Kazmir looked like this. This year Kaz looks like this… There is a reason we call him ‘Kid K’, with his boyish looks. […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The Rays Are Beginning To Believe

    [THE HANGOVER] The Rays Are Beginning To Believe

    February 21, 2008 at 9:07 am 2 comments

    Tampa Bay Rays (39 days until Opening Day) A while back we were critical of Joe Maddon for the following quote… I think [81 wins is] a reasonable goal…But of course I don’t want us just to stop there. Some thought we were too hard on Papa Joe. Our point […]

     
  • [RI CONFIDENCE GRAPH] The Rays Index Confidence Graph: 6 Weeks Until Opening Day

    [RI CONFIDENCE GRAPH] The Rays Index Confidence Graph: 6 Weeks Until Opening Day

    February 20, 2008 at 12:59 pm 3 comments

    The Rays Confidence Graph will appear every Wednesday and is a look at how much confidence Rays fans have in the Tampa Bay Rays. The graph is designed to give us a look at how our emotional bias as Rays fans fluctuates through time. The “confidence” in the team is […]

     
  • [2008 RAYS PREVIEW] Manny Stiles’ Epic Preview Of The 2008 Tampa Bay Rays

    [2008 RAYS PREVIEW] Manny Stiles’ Epic Preview Of The 2008 Tampa Bay Rays

    February 20, 2008 at 11:49 am 0 comments

    A couple of days ago we wrote the Tampa Bay Rays 2008 Preview for Deadspin, which DRG affectionately chides us as “Rays Index on amphetamines”. That piece was about 1,300 words. Today we retort DRG’s stance by presenting Armchair GM’s Tampa Bay Rays preview written by Manny Stiles. We love […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The Rays New Ballpark Is Not As Ugly As Some Would Like You To Believe

    [THE HANGOVER] The Rays New Ballpark Is Not As Ugly As Some Would Like You To Believe

    February 20, 2008 at 8:53 am 2 comments

    Tampa Bay Rays (40 days until Opening Day) Just the links for now…as we crank Warrant on National Cherry Pie Day… DEVIL RAYS WEBTOPIA… In case you missed it last night, ABC-7 is reporting that Cal Ripken Jr., is leading a group to purchase the Vero Beach Rays and move […]

     
  • [VERO BEACH RAYS] Cal Ripken, Jr. To Purchase Vero Beach Rays And Move Team To Charlotte County

    [VERO BEACH RAYS] Cal Ripken, Jr. To Purchase Vero Beach Rays And Move Team To Charlotte County

    February 19, 2008 at 11:34 pm 1 comment

    In a move that surprises nobody, the Rays have begun the process to move their Florida State League franchise from Vero Beach to Charlotte County in 2009. Charlotte County is the home of a minor league park that is receiving a $27 million renovation and will be the new home […]

     
  • [THE ARCHIVES] One Year Ago On Rays Index

    [THE ARCHIVES] One Year Ago On Rays Index

    February 19, 2008 at 6:06 pm 0 comments

    One year ago on Rays Index, we entered Spring Training with 11 questions. The best is the question in which we wonder who will play first base for the Devil Rays. We don’t even mention Carlos Pena. Likes(0)Dislikes(0)

     
  • [POWER RANKINGS] The Tampa Bay Rays Power Rankings

    [POWER RANKINGS] The Tampa Bay Rays Power Rankings

    February 19, 2008 at 4:10 pm 1 comment

    It’s Tuesday so it is time to update the Tampa Bay Rays Power Rankings. These rankings are a combination of overall importance to the team and a general “who’s hot and who’s not”, mixed with how we currently feel about and perceive each member of the team. Likes(0)Dislikes(0)

     
  • [TAMPA BAY RAYS PREVIEW] The Professor Lets His Hair Down At Deadspin.com

    [TAMPA BAY RAYS PREVIEW] The Professor Lets His Hair Down At Deadspin.com

    February 19, 2008 at 1:31 pm 1 comment

    Will Leitch was kind enough and trusting enough to invite us to write the Tampa Bay Rays Preview for Deadspin.com. The style is a little different than what you may be used to here. Whenever we do one of these projects, DRG calls it “Rays Index on amphetamines”. It is […]