Articles by: Cork Gaines
 

  • [THE ARCHIVES] Two Years Ago On Rays Index

    [THE ARCHIVES] Two Years Ago On Rays Index

    June 6, 2008 at 12:36 pm 0 comments

    Two years ago on Rays Index we told you that most of the “experts” were projecting the Rays to select pitcher Brad Lincoln, with the 3rd overall pick. Lincoln ended up going to the Pirates with the next pick. Lincoln is still in low-A and is 3-2 with a 3.80 […]

     
  • [THE ARCHIVES] One Year Ago On Rays Index

    [THE ARCHIVES] One Year Ago On Rays Index

    June 6, 2008 at 12:14 pm 0 comments

    One year ago on Rays Index we took exception to some writers suggesting that a change of scenery would be good for Elijah Dukes. We took a closer look at Duke’s troubled past and wondered why it would be any different if he were not playing for his hometown team. […]

     
  • [TWITTER ME THIS] Follow The Rays And Rays Index On Twitter

    [TWITTER ME THIS] Follow The Rays And Rays Index On Twitter

    June 6, 2008 at 12:11 pm 1 comment

    Rays Index is now on Twitter. If you are not familiar with Twitter, it is a social networking device that allows people to stay in touch more frequently with quick little posts (usually 1-3 sentences). [From Twitter.com] Twitter is for staying in touch and keeping up with friends no matter […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Rays Pay Price For Playing Game The Right Way

    [THE HANGOVER] Rays Pay Price For Playing Game The Right Way

    June 6, 2008 at 9:40 am 8 comments

    THE GOOD: Playing the game the right way. The Rays did everything right in the last two games. Coocoo Crisp did everything wrong. If Crisp walks to first base the situation is over. THE BAD: Giving Coocoo Crisp an opportunity to win the game by getting James Shields ejected in […]

     
  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] Hellickson And Niemann With Strong Outings

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] Hellickson And Niemann With Strong Outings

    June 6, 2008 at 7:12 am 1 comment

    Durham 3, Richmond 0. Jeff Niemann rebounded from his last start in which he was pounded to throw 6 shutout innings while striking out 10. He walked none…Reid Brignac was 2-3 with 2 RBI, including his 23rd double and he now has 33 RBI. Birmingham 3, Montgomery 1. Vero Beach […]

     
  • [THE BRAWL IN BEANTOWN] Coco Crisp Got What He Deserved

    [THE BRAWL IN BEANTOWN] Coco Crisp Got What He Deserved

    June 5, 2008 at 10:40 pm 7 comments

    First of all, this photo is AWE.some, even if James Shields didn’t actually connect…But will somebody please tell James the Greater, that the next time a batter chargers the mound…keep the cap and DROP the glove. Those left hooks are much more menacing without the leather…not too mention the risk […]

     
  • [LIVE BLOG-A-BALOO] Rays Index Live Blog-A-Baloo Of The Week: Gm 60 v Boston: BLOG ‘O WAR!

    [LIVE BLOG-A-BALOO] Rays Index Live Blog-A-Baloo Of The Week: Gm 60 v Boston: BLOG ‘O WAR!

    June 5, 2008 at 1:31 pm 6 comments

    As we mentioned earlier today, this week’s Rays Index Live Blog-A-Baloo will be held this evening at 6:00 for game 3 of the Rays-Red Sox series. Well, there will be a slightly different format tonight. We are here to announce that we will be joined by a special guest: “Sully” […]

     
  • [COCO CRISP IS A LIL’ B!TCH] Video Of Coco Going Coocoo For Cocoa Puffs

    [COCO CRISP IS A LIL’ B!TCH] Video Of Coco Going Coocoo For Cocoa Puffs

    June 5, 2008 at 1:04 pm 8 comments

    Thanks to David Chalk over at Bugs and Cranks we now have video of the slide by Coco Crisp and the subsequent confrontation with Joe Maddon. The best part of this video is the reaction of the ESPN2 announcers…This should add a little spice to the Live Blog-A-Baloo of the […]

     
  • [2008 RULE 4 DRAFT] Rays To Pick Beckham After Posey Makes $12MM Demand

    [2008 RULE 4 DRAFT] Rays To Pick Beckham After Posey Makes $12MM Demand

    June 5, 2008 at 11:18 am 2 comments

    Word is starting to leak out that the Tampa Bay Rays will select high school shortstop Tim Beckham with the top pick in the draft. It had been thought that the Rays were deciding between Beckham and Florida State catcher Buster Posey. Many will say that the decision was based […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] It Was Edwin Jackson Vs Josh Beckett. What Were You Expecting?

    [THE HANGOVER] It Was Edwin Jackson Vs Josh Beckett. What Were You Expecting?

    June 5, 2008 at 10:49 am 3 comments

    THE GOOD: (see “THE TELLING”) THE BAD: (see “THE TELLING”) THE TELLING: C’mon people. Think about this for a second. It was Edwin Jackson versus Josh Beckett in Fenway Park. If they played that game 100 times, the Rays would win it 1 time and only because Beckett would be […]