Articles by: Cork Gaines
 

  • [THE HANGOVER] Signing Barry Bonds Would Go Against Everything The Rays Have Done In Past Two Years

    [THE HANGOVER] Signing Barry Bonds Would Go Against Everything The Rays Have Done In Past Two Years

    February 26, 2008 at 9:15 am 0 comments

    Tampa Bay Rays (34 days until Opening Day) For those that do not follow the comments sections, let us clarify our point on Barry Bonds. There are reasons to sign Bonds and there are reasons not to sign Bonds. We understand both sides of the argument. In fact, we believe […]

     
  • [MEDIA COVERAGE] 10 Questions We Wish The Media Would Ask The Rays

    [MEDIA COVERAGE] 10 Questions We Wish The Media Would Ask The Rays

    February 25, 2008 at 3:58 pm 7 comments

    Journalists are afraid to ask a “yes or no” question. This is not meant as a knock on the media. They are trained to only ever ask open-ended questions (questions that require more than a one-word answer), as it is difficult to generate quotes for a story if all the […]

     
  • [PAPA JOE MADDON] Joe Maddon Keeps Promising To Tighten The Leash On His Players

    [PAPA JOE MADDON] Joe Maddon Keeps Promising To Tighten The Leash On His Players

    February 25, 2008 at 3:29 pm 2 comments

    Marc Topkin of the St. Pete Times recently wrote a piece entitled “Maddon shortens his leash” discussing how Joe Maddon would hold players more accountable in 2008. Accountability is already manager Joe Maddon’s favorite word of the spring…And it’s going to become more prevalent, and more apparent, Maddon says, in […]

     
  • [RAYS MEDIA] Why The Rays Columnists Suck: David Whitley

    [RAYS MEDIA] Why The Rays Columnists Suck: David Whitley

    February 25, 2008 at 1:41 pm 1 comment

    Not really a Rays columnist, but we haven’t done one of these in a while so let’s fire up the burner… David Whitley writes for the Orlando Sentinel. Apparently Mr. Whitley’s idea of journalism is to send emails to The Church of Satan, asking Satan himself how he feels about […]

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

    [RI CONFIDENCE GRAPH] The Tampa Bay Rays Confidence Survey

    February 25, 2008 at 12:28 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 […]

     
  • [BARRY BONDS] Marc Topkin Wants You To Believe That It Is Possible For Barry Bonds To Sign With The Rays

    [BARRY BONDS] Marc Topkin Wants You To Believe That It Is Possible For Barry Bonds To Sign With The Rays

    February 25, 2008 at 11:36 am 12 comments

    We will throw a tiny little party during office-hours when Barry Bonds signs someplace, even if it is Japan. Because, when he does finally sign-on to play in 2008, we can stop bringing up the absolutely ludicrous possibility of Bonds playing for the Tampa Bay Rays. This morning Marc Topkin […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Rays May Keep Evan Longoria In Minors To See Him Struggle

    [THE HANGOVER] Rays May Keep Evan Longoria In Minors To See Him Struggle

    February 25, 2008 at 9:40 am 0 comments

    Tampa Bay Rays (35 days until Opening Day) Over the weekend, Marc Topkin of the St. Pete Times explored the Evan Longoria situation and asked whether he is ready for to be on the Rays opening day roster. “I worked hard in the offseason, and I really do feel I […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Carl Crawford Just Went ‘Boom, Bitch!’

    [THE HANGOVER] Carl Crawford Just Went ‘Boom, Bitch!’

    February 22, 2008 at 12:52 pm 7 comments

    Yesterday, Delmon Young was asked about comments made recently by Carl Crawford, in which Crawford refers to the circus that surrounded the Rays in 2007. Crawford referred to Young and Elijah Dukes as two players that “got some growing up and maturing to do”. Young at first declined to comment […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] David Price Goes Live

    [THE HANGOVER] David Price Goes Live

    February 22, 2008 at 9:53 am 6 comments

    Tampa Bay Rays (38 days until Opening Day)These links are starting to get out of hand. Is it just us or does it seem like the amount of Rays coverage has gone through the roof this Spring? We may have to make an executive decision to break up “The Hangover” […]

     
  • [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 […]