Articles by: Cork Gaines
 

  • Wil Myers Hit His First Wil-Bomb In A While, Forgets To Bat-Flip

    Wil Myers Hit His First Wil-Bomb In A While, Forgets To Bat-Flip

    August 12, 2014 at 10:17 am 0 comments

    In his second rehab game with the Durham Bulls, Wil Myers hit his first home run since May 28, a grand slam that went a long ways. It is great to see the home run. But Myers didn’t do his signature bat flip and a small part of me cried […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Discussing Drew Smyly’s Value And The Questionable Mr. Happy

    [THE HANGOVER] Discussing Drew Smyly’s Value And The Questionable Mr. Happy

    August 12, 2014 at 7:36 am 5 comments

    The GBT – The Good, The Bad and The Telling sandwich, where The Bad is nice and lean and the The Telling is ripe. RAYS 7, Rangers 0 (boxscore) THE GOOD: Drew Smyly. Smyly threw a career-high 7.2 innings and 116 pitches. In his first 2 starts with the Rays, […]

     
  • Tailgating Game 118: Rays (57-60) At Rangers (46-71)

    August 11, 2014 at 4:04 pm 5 comments

    Playing A Little Pepper… Brian Anderson has this series off. Todd Kalas will be in the booth with Dewayne Staats…The Rays pitchers struck out the Cubs 44 times, tying the record for most strikeouts in a 3-game series. It had been achieved three times previously…The Rays are now 18-5 in their last […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Discussing Grant Balfour’s Lattest Folly

    [THE HANGOVER] Discussing Grant Balfour’s Lattest Folly

    August 11, 2014 at 7:30 am 7 comments

    The GBT – The Good, The Bad and The Telling sandwich, where The Bad is nice and lean and the The Telling is ripe. Cubs 3, RAYS 2 (12; boxscore) THE GOOD: Brad Boxberger. From now on, if Joe Maddon turns to Jim Hickey and says “get Balfour ready” at […]

     
  • Dewayne Staats Sings ‘Take Me Out To The Ballgame’ At Wrigley Field

    Dewayne Staats Sings ‘Take Me Out To The Ballgame’ At Wrigley Field

    August 10, 2014 at 3:55 pm 6 comments

    In a cool moment, the Cubs had Dewayne Staats, a former Cubs announcer, sing the traditional “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” during the seventh inning stretch at Wrigley Field. Here is the video. Likes(4)Dislikes(0)

     
  • Tailgating Game 117: Rays (57-59) At Cubs (49-66)

    Tailgating Game 117: Rays (57-59) At Cubs (49-66)

    August 10, 2014 at 11:47 am 3 comments

    Playing A Little Pepper… The Rays are now 18-4 in their last 22 road games…The Rays are now a half-game behind Cleveland for 5th place in the Wild Card race and 5.5 games behind the Royals (6 in the loss column)…David Price makes his second start for the Tigers today…Wrigley […]

     
  • Tailgating Game 116: An Interesting Wrinkle In New Fauxback Uniforms

    Tailgating Game 116: An Interesting Wrinkle In New Fauxback Uniforms

    August 9, 2014 at 1:47 pm 3 comments

    Playing A Little Pepper… Above is the latest look at tomorrow’s new “road fauxback” uniform via Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times. Notice that the pants are powder blue. But more importantly, the pants are sansabelt! The beltless look was popular back in the 1970s and the Rays’ first […]

     
  • Nick Franklin’s First Home Run Since Trade Was An Absolute Bomb

    Nick Franklin’s First Home Run Since Trade Was An Absolute Bomb

    August 9, 2014 at 1:34 pm 4 comments

    Nick Franklin, acquired in the David Price trade, hit his first home run with the Durham Bulls and he did not disappoint. Reader Chris D. called the home run “by far the furthest hit ball to right I’ve seen at the park.” It was dark, so it is difficult to […]

     
  • Tailgating Game 115: A Rare Trip To Wrigley Field

    Tailgating Game 115: A Rare Trip To Wrigley Field

    August 8, 2014 at 1:06 pm 7 comments

    Playing A Little Pepper… Tampa Bay Baseball Market took a closer look at some of the television and attendance numbers we posted earlier this week. In particular, it looks at how well the Rays compare to the Orioles…Today is the first trip to Wrigley field for the Rays since 2003 […]

     
  • UPDATE: A Photo Of The Rays New Throwback Uniform

    UPDATE: A Photo Of The Rays New Throwback Uniform

    August 8, 2014 at 9:07 am 3 comments

    We now have a better idea of the new “road fauxback” uniform the Rays will be wearing on Sunday. We still don’t know about the pants or the stirrups. Here is the mock-up we put together earlier this week. Basically we had the blue colors reversed. Likes(0)Dislikes(0)