Articles by: Cork Gaines
 

  • [THE HANGOVER] The Tampa Bay Rays Magic Number Is 138

    [THE HANGOVER] The Tampa Bay Rays Magic Number Is 138

    April 28, 2008 at 12:44 am 5 comments

    THE GOOD: The Tampa Bay Rays coming out party. The Rays entered the weekend series with the Sox with a chance to either firmly announce their arrival to the rest of the league or they could have reaffirmed the feelings of many that the Rays are still the Rays. And […]

     
  • [DOWN ON THE FARM]

    [DOWN ON THE FARM]

    April 27, 2008 at 11:11 pm 0 comments

    Durham 11, Charlotte 4. JK Ryu picked up his first win of the year after working 6 innings and allowing only 2 runs…Fernando Perez was 3-5 with his 4th triple…Joel Guzman added 2 singles and 2 RBI. Birmingham 4, Montgomery 0. Richard de los Santos dropped to 2-2 after giving […]

     
  • [THE ARCHIVES] Two Years Ago On Rays Index

    [THE ARCHIVES] Two Years Ago On Rays Index

    April 27, 2008 at 3:42 pm 0 comments

    Two years ago on Rays Index, we first learned about Delmon Young throwing a bat at an umpire during a Durham Bulls game. He would later be suspended for 49 games. Delmon Young Sticks Up For Striking Minor League Umpires [Rays Index] Likes(0)Dislikes(0)

     
  • [MEANINGFUL GAMES] Rays Open What Could Be Most Important Series In Their Short History

    [MEANINGFUL GAMES] Rays Open What Could Be Most Important Series In Their Short History

    April 25, 2008 at 4:06 pm 13 comments

    Joe Maddon will try to convince us that this weekend’s series with the Red Sox is no more or less important than any other series. But for Rays fans and more importantly, for the rest of the baseball universe, this series is very important. In fact, we feel a case […]

     
  • [MATT SILVERMAN] The Devil Still Has His Offices In St. Pete

    [MATT SILVERMAN] The Devil Still Has His Offices In St. Pete

    April 25, 2008 at 1:19 pm 3 comments

    Every once and a while we like to stroke our ego and take a look at who is logging in to this here small corner of the blogosphere. Most of the time we get little more than a city and a state. Occasionally we get the name of the business […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Rays Climb Out Of Cellar

    [THE HANGOVER] Rays Climb Out Of Cellar

    April 25, 2008 at 10:14 am 14 comments

    THE GOOD: A rare sac bunt from the Rays as Aki Iwamura moved Dioner Navarro to third base in the 3rd inning. Navi would score the Rays first run on a Carl Crawford ground out. How rare? That was the Rays second sac bunt this year. AL teams are averaging […]

     
  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] Ruggiano Joins Medlock, DiFelice Back In Durham

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] Ruggiano Joins Medlock, DiFelice Back In Durham

    April 25, 2008 at 12:17 am 0 comments

    Durham: Off Montgomery 5, Birmingham 4. Jake McGee improved to 2-1 after holding Birmingham to 3 runs in 6 innings. He struck out 5 and walked 2. He did give up a solo home run in the 3rd…Erold Andrus and Sergio Pedroza had 2 hits apiece. Andrus added his 8th […]

     
  • [WORLD B. FRIEDMAN] Andrew Friedman Running Rays Like A Fantasy Baseball Team

    [WORLD B. FRIEDMAN] Andrew Friedman Running Rays Like A Fantasy Baseball Team

    April 24, 2008 at 1:29 pm 2 comments

    We have no idea if Andrew Friedman plays fantasy baseball. We have a feeling that Bud Selig might frown upon the idea of team executives logging in every morning to check the rosters of imaginary teams with real players. Looking at the Rays transaction wire this season, we have to […]

     
  • [THE ARCHIVES] One Year Ago On Rays Index

    [THE ARCHIVES] One Year Ago On Rays Index

    April 24, 2008 at 12:10 pm 0 comments

    One year ago on Rays Index, we told you about Manny Stiles running a live blog from the Trop’s press box. ManRay Goes Where No Blogger Has Gone Before [Rays Index] Likes(0)Dislikes(0)

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Rays Likely Without Wheeler And Percival Tonight

    [THE HANGOVER] Rays Likely Without Wheeler And Percival Tonight

    April 24, 2008 at 9:30 am 4 comments

    THE GOOD: With McScrappy on third base and two outs in the first, Jason Hammel got Vernon Wells to strike out to end the inning and avoid early trouble…Lots ‘o goodies in Rays Rally in 6th inning with the Rays down 3-0. Opposite field lead-off double by Dioner Navarro, followed […]