Articles by: Cork Gaines
 

  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] Thayer And Cummings Strong In AAA All-Star Game

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] Thayer And Cummings Strong In AAA All-Star Game

    July 17, 2008 at 12:20 pm 0 comments

    PCL 6, IL 5 (AAA All-Star game). Chris Richard started for the IL at first base and went 0-2 with a strike out…Dale Thayer pitched the 5th inning, allowing no runs on 1 hit and Jeremy Cummings got the call in the 7th inning, also holding the PCL scoreless while […]

     
  • [THE ARCHIVES] One Year Ago On Rays Index

    [THE ARCHIVES] One Year Ago On Rays Index

    July 16, 2008 at 3:17 pm 0 comments

    One year ago on Rays Index we started getting frustrated with Joe Maddon’s always positive attitude. In The End, Even Old Yeller Had To Be Shot [Rays Index] Likes(0)Dislikes(0)

     
  • [2008 TAMPA BAY RAYS] The 12 Days Of Raysmas: A Look Back

    [2008 TAMPA BAY RAYS] The 12 Days Of Raysmas: A Look Back

    July 15, 2008 at 11:13 am 3 comments

    Today is MLB’s All-Star game and we decided this would be a good time to take a look back at the “12 Days of Raysmas” series we ran this past off-season, in which we outlined 12 wishes for the 2008 season…Let’s see how the Rays are doing so far… ONE […]

     
  • [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 […]