Articles by: Cork Gaines
 

  • [SCOTT KAZMIR] Mets’ Kazmir Jersey In The Wild

    [SCOTT KAZMIR] Mets’ Kazmir Jersey In The Wild

    July 14, 2008 at 2:24 pm 0 comments

    A little while ago, we offered a consolation prize to Mets fans after Scott Kazmir signed a contract extension with the Rays effectively eliminating any opportunity for the Mets’ former prospect to return to his original franchise and help them “right their ship.” Well, now we have word from MetsBlog […]

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

    [RI CONFIDENCE GRAPH] The Tampa Bay Rays Confidence Survey

    July 14, 2008 at 12:21 pm 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 […]

     
  • [DURHAM BULLS] Grabbing The Bulls By The Horn

    [DURHAM BULLS] Grabbing The Bulls By The Horn

    July 12, 2008 at 1:20 pm 3 comments

    While we try to bring the goings on with the Rays’ minor league affiliates, there is only so much we can talk about when we rarely, if ever, see these prospects play. The other problem we face with the minor league affiliates is the duality of these teams. They exist […]

     
  • [TAMPA BAY RAYS MEDIA] Media Approval Ratings: Andy Freed

    [TAMPA BAY RAYS MEDIA] Media Approval Ratings: Andy Freed

    July 11, 2008 at 12:30 pm 4 comments

    C’mon, you guys knew this was coming eventually…There is a general sense amongst some of our readers that all we do is bash the Rays media coverage. The truth is we actually admire most of the working media and respect most of their work. We just get a sense that […]

     
  • [EVAN LONGORIA] New York Times Refuses To Utter Evan Longoria’s Nickname

    [EVAN LONGORIA] New York Times Refuses To Utter Evan Longoria’s Nickname

    July 10, 2008 at 1:18 pm 3 comments

    Long Beach State University’s mascot is the “49ers”. However, as those of you that follow this site regularly already know, the baseball team has it’s own moniker, “The Dirtbags”. As a former member of Long Beach State’s baseball team, Evan Longoria, the new face of the Tampa Bay Rays, embodies […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Dirtbag Picks Up AL Rookie Award

    [THE HANGOVER] Dirtbag Picks Up AL Rookie Award

    July 10, 2008 at 9:47 am 3 comments

    THE GOOD: Edwin Jackson after the first inning. He seemed to gain a few inches on his fastball and settled down to hold the Yankees scoreless for the next 5+ innings after allowing 1 run in the first…JP Howell was once again his masterful self pitching 2 scoreless innings of […]

     
  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] Wade Davis Earns 9th Win

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] Wade Davis Earns 9th Win

    July 10, 2008 at 7:46 am 1 comment

    Norfolk 7, Durham 2. Jeremy Cummings gave up 4 runs (3 earned) in 4.1 innings on 9 hits and a walk…Scott Dohmann gave up the go-ahead 2-run home run in the 9th inning for the loss…Dan Johnson finished 3-4 with his 13th home run and 2 RBI…Joel Guzman was 2-4 […]

     
  • [RI CONFIDENCE GRAPH] The Rays Index Confidence Graph: Week 15

    [RI CONFIDENCE GRAPH] The Rays Index Confidence Graph: Week 15

    July 9, 2008 at 2:44 pm 2 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 […]

     
  • [EVAN LONGORIA] Dick Vitale Shills For Dirtbag To Make All-Star Team

    [EVAN LONGORIA] Dick Vitale Shills For Dirtbag To Make All-Star Team

    July 9, 2008 at 10:27 am 1 comment

    As we mentioned earlier this morning, Evan Longoria is leading the vote for the final spot of the AL All-Star squad. Voting ends at 5pm ET on Thursday. Now we find this little piece of propaganda from none other than Dick Vitale pushing people to vote for Dirtbag (Thanks JJ). […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Rays Take A Gigantic Dump On Hallowed Grounds Of Yankee Stadium

    [THE HANGOVER] Rays Take A Gigantic Dump On Hallowed Grounds Of Yankee Stadium

    July 9, 2008 at 9:55 am 0 comments

    THE GOOD: Everything we threw last night somehow managed to miss the TV. THE BAD: That was the worst thing the Rays could have done in the opener of this 2-game set. They walked out on the field at Yankee Stadium and took a gigantic dump right on the hallowed […]