Articles by: Cork Gaines
 

  • Tailgating Game 64: Rays (24-39) Vs Mariners (32-29)

    Tailgating Game 64: Rays (24-39) Vs Mariners (32-29)

    June 8, 2014 at 10:36 am 2 comments

    Playing A Little Pepper… Jaime Edmondson announced on Twitter that she and Evan Longoria are expecting their second child in November, a well-timed pregnancy to be certain…Jeremy Hellickson pitched 3 shutout innings for Charlotte in his first rehab start. He struck out 2 and gave up 2 hits and a walk. Ryan […]

     
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    Rays Honor Don Zimmer With Uniforms And A Video Tribute

    June 7, 2014 at 3:41 pm 5 comments

    The Rays had a pregame ceremony today honoring Don Zimmer. Here is the video tribute that was shown on the videoboard. In addition, both teams wore Brooklyn Dodgers jerseys during warmups (see below). There is lots of great stuff in here. But maybe my favorite is James Shields at the […]

     
  • Tailgating Game 63: Rays Cut Josh Lueke, But He May Not Be Gone Forever

    Tailgating Game 63: Rays Cut Josh Lueke, But He May Not Be Gone Forever

    June 7, 2014 at 2:34 pm 3 comments

    Playing A Little Pepper… Josh Lueke has finally been designated for assignment and Kirby Yates has been called up to replace him. As for Lueke, it is unlikely that he will be claimed off of waivers, so he will probably be reassigned to triple-A Durham. That means Lueke’s career with […]

     
  • Tailgating Game 62: Rays (23-38) Vs Mariners (31-28)

    Tailgating Game 62: Rays (23-38) Vs Mariners (31-28)

    June 6, 2014 at 5:22 pm 2 comments

    Playing A Little Pepper… Tonight marks the return of Fernando Rodney to the Trop. Game Graph… [Will be up at game time] Source: FanGraphs Lineup… David DeJesus, DH Ben Zobrist, 2B Evan Longoria, 3B James Loney, 1B Flash Jennings, CF Matt Joyce, LF Yunel Escobar, SS Kevin Kiermaier, RF Jose […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Discussing Crooked Numbers And More Draft Picks

    [THE HANGOVER] Discussing Crooked Numbers And More Draft Picks

    June 6, 2014 at 9:33 am 17 comments

    The GBT – The Good, The Bad and The Telling sandwich, where The Bad is nice and lean and the The Telling is ripe. Marlins 11, RAYS 6 (boxscore) THE GOOD: Kevin Kiermaier. Maybe we should just rename this part of the Hangover “The Kevin,” because he is about the […]

     
  • Rays Draft Power Hitting, College First Baseman In First Round

    Rays Draft Power Hitting, College First Baseman In First Round

    June 5, 2014 at 8:49 pm 5 comments

    With the 20th pick of the first round in this year’s draft, the Tampa Bay Rays selected Casey Gillaspie from Witchita State, the younger brother of White Sox first baseman Conor Gillaspie. Gillaspie is a switch-hitting first baseman who has drawn comparisons to Mark Teixeira. He hit .389 with 15 […]

     
  • Tailgating Game 61: Rays (23-37) Vs Marlins (31-28)

    Tailgating Game 61: Rays (23-37) Vs Marlins (31-28)

    June 5, 2014 at 2:55 pm 0 comments

    Playing A Little Pepper… No pepper today. Game Graph… [Will be up at game time] Source: FanGraphs Lineup… David DeJesus, DH Ben Zobrist, 2B Evan Longoria, 3B James Loney, 1B Flash Jennings, CF Matt Joyce, LF Yunel Escobar, SS Kevin Kiermaier, RF Ali Solis, C Jake Odorizzi, SP  

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Discussing Kevin Kiermaier, Another Loss, And The Passing Of Don Zimmer

    [THE HANGOVER] Discussing Kevin Kiermaier, Another Loss, And The Passing Of Don Zimmer

    June 5, 2014 at 7:39 am 17 comments

    Marlins 5, RAYS 4 (boxscore) THE GOOD: Kevin Kiermaier. How fun in this kid to watch play? The defense is as advertised (although I will say I don’t think K2′s arm is as strong as people were saying. Rather, he makes really strong throws because he is so aggressive charging […]

     
  • Don Zimmer Has Passed Away

    Don Zimmer Has Passed Away

    June 4, 2014 at 8:31 pm 2 comments

    Tampa Bay Rays senior baseball advisor and occasional coach Don Zimmer has passed away at the age of 83 as first reported by Channel 10 News. It is with a very heavy heart we report that baseball and Bay area treasure Don Zimmer has passed away. He was 83. pic.twitter.com/IFuUeN6qao […]

     
  • Tailgating Game 60: Rays (23-36) Vs Marlins (30-28)

    Tailgating Game 60: Rays (23-36) Vs Marlins (30-28)

    June 4, 2014 at 5:23 pm 0 comments

    Playing A Little Pepper… If the Rays lose tonight and the Cubs beat the Mets, the Rays will have the worst record in baseball. The Rays are 16-31 after starting the season 7-5…The MLB draft is tomorrow night at 7:00. The Rays will have 3 picks tomorrow night, including no. […]