Articles by: Cork Gaines
 

  • Military father surprises his 2 children during first pitch ceremony at Rays game

    Military father surprises his 2 children during first pitch ceremony at Rays game

    March 2, 2016 at 5:58 pm 1 comment

    Prior to the spring training opener in Port Charlotte, the Rays had two local children throw out the ceremonial first pitch, and it came with a sweet twist. The children were 7-year-old Isaiha and 5-year-old Fallon. Their father, Patrick Jackson, is a member of the Navy Seabees and has been in the Navy […]

     
  • Logo for Rays game in Cuba has a huge error

    Logo for Rays game in Cuba has a huge error

    March 2, 2016 at 4:33 pm 5 comments

    On Tuesday, the Rays announced the long-anticipated game they will be playing in Cuba later this month. This morning we noted that there was a logo for the game (above). That’s cool. There is just one small huge problem. The Cuban flag is upside-down (note the points on the star). […]

     
  • Ken Rosenthal says Chris Archer is a candidate to be traded in bizarre segment on contract extensions

    Ken Rosenthal says Chris Archer is a candidate to be traded in bizarre segment on contract extensions

    March 2, 2016 at 1:11 pm 3 comments

    Ken Rosenthal had a segment Wednesday on the MLB Network in which he discussed a number of players that would be good “candidates for restructured contracts.” After going through a few of the obvious players, Rosenthal turned to Chris Archer. This certainly piqued my interest. After all, Archer is already signed […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] What Rays fans need to know today

    [THE HANGOVER] What Rays fans need to know today

    March 2, 2016 at 10:10 am 2 comments

    Happy Baseball Season! The Rays open the spring training season today against the Washington Nationals with Jake Odorizzi on the mound. Erasmo Ramirez will start on Thursday with Chris Archer going on Friday. That means actual games played on actual baseball fields with player names we may or may not […]

     
  • This is the best sign yet that Major League Baseball will never leave the Tampa-St. Pete area

    This is the best sign yet that Major League Baseball will never leave the Tampa-St. Pete area

    March 1, 2016 at 2:38 pm 6 comments

    The Tampa Bay Rays are about to embark on yet another season with poor attendance and countless national news stories about how they should move to Montreal. However, we now have yet another good sign that Major League Baseball is going to be in the Bay Area for a long time. […]

     
  • We just got our first sign that attendance will be just as bad in 2016

    We just got our first sign that attendance will be just as bad in 2016

    February 27, 2016 at 6:21 pm 8 comments

    The Rays hosted their annual Fan Fest on Saturday and by all accounts everybody had a great time and the Rays raised nearly $70,000 for the Rays Baseball Foundation and ALS research. Unfortunately, it also gave us our first hint about attendance this season and it is not good. According […]

     
  • Chris Archer faced Tim Beckham in batting practice and that’s when things got interesting

    Chris Archer faced Tim Beckham in batting practice and that’s when things got interesting

    February 26, 2016 at 5:13 pm 0 comments

    Today was the first day of workouts for the Rays’ full squad and that included live batting practice where things got interesting between Chris Archer and perennial prospect Tim Beckham. During the BP session, Beckham hit a home run off of Archer. As he tends to do, Archer reacted in […]

     
  • The best photos of Rays players from picture day

    The best photos of Rays players from picture day

    February 26, 2016 at 12:26 pm 0 comments

    Every year, on the eve of spring training, professional photographers show up to camp, the players put on regular season uniforms, and then pose for photos that will be used by media outlets (e.g. stats pages, etc.). The Rays had this year’s photo day on Thursday. Here are some of […]

     
  • You can now buy Tampa Bay Rays wine to drink away your Derek Shelton anger

    You can now buy Tampa Bay Rays wine to drink away your Derek Shelton anger

    February 25, 2016 at 3:24 pm 0 comments

    A wine company called Mano’s has apparently acquired the rights to use MLB team names and is now selling wine in bottles for every team. Even the Rays! The Rays bottle comes filled with a 2013 Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon. Certainly Joe Maddon would have approved. Likes(2)Dislikes(0)

     
  • Rays rookie named 15th-best prospect who will make an impact in 2016

    Rays rookie named 15th-best prospect who will make an impact in 2016

    February 25, 2016 at 1:37 pm 1 comment

    ESPN has released their list of the 25 best prospects who will make an impact this season, and Rays rookie Richie Schaffer comes in at No. 15. With just 88 at bats last season, Shaffer carries over his rookie status to the 2016 season. The big question is figuring out […]