Ben Zobrist

  • Perez Pays ‘Web Gem Tax’, Out 3 Months, Blames New Glove

    March 12, 2009 at 12:00 pm 0 comments

    The news on Fernando Perez is not good. Marc Topkin is reporting that Perez dislocated his wrist diving for a ball two days ago, and he will be out 3 months. Perez says the injury likely occurred because he is using a longer glove this spring. Perez said he knew […]

     
  • Ben Zobrist Fathers Child, Gives First Photo To Blog

    Ben Zobrist Fathers Child, Gives First Photo To Blog

    February 14, 2009 at 10:00 am 0 comments

    ZZ Top That enormous head belongs to Zion Benjamin Zobrist, the first child of Ben Zobrist and his Christian singer wife Julianna. Rather than sell photos of baby Zion to People Magazine for millions of dollars, the Zobrists supplied the first public photo to Celebrity Baby Blog. Seriously (thanks Laura). […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Cliff Floyd Wants To Return To Rays; May Have To Hire Jeff Gillooly

    [THE HANGOVER] Cliff Floyd Wants To Return To Rays; May Have To Hire Jeff Gillooly

    January 8, 2009 at 9:02 am 0 comments

    Just the links today, Jason Giambi’s birthday. We don’t think David Chalk will be sending any gifts. Also, on this day 7 years ago, the [Devil] Rays were involved in a three-team swap that sent Roberto Hernandez to the Royals. The Rays received Ben Grieve from Oakland and the A’s […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] There Is Nothing ‘Utility’ About Julianna Zobrist

    [THE HANGOVER] There Is Nothing ‘Utility’ About Julianna Zobrist

    December 29, 2008 at 11:07 am 1 comment

    We are still waiting on an official announcement from the Rays that they have signed reliever Joe Nelson. Nelson announced on December 24 that he had agreed to a one-year, $1.3 million contract with the Rays. As per most deals, the contract requires the player to pass a physical and […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Time To Start Looking At 2009

    [THE HANGOVER] Time To Start Looking At 2009

    October 31, 2008 at 9:20 am 25 comments

    Online Surveys & Market Research DEVIL DOGS WEBTOPIA… Another day, another feature piece on the Rays in the New York Times. This time they take a look at the staying power of the team in the AL East, noting that core of the team could be unchanged in 2009 and […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Rays Drop Opener; Big Guns Coming

    [THE HANGOVER] Rays Drop Opener; Big Guns Coming

    October 23, 2008 at 10:13 am 26 comments

    Click on above images to be taken to full standings, box scores or schedule… THE GOOD: It was a perfect game for the Phillies. They had their best pitcher on the mound against the Rays #3 starter. They got a number of breaks during the game, including a safe-call on […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Percival Closer To Post-Season Roster Spot; Crawford Could Be Activated Today

    [THE HANGOVER] Percival Closer To Post-Season Roster Spot; Crawford Could Be Activated Today

    September 26, 2008 at 9:39 am 4 comments

    Click on above images to be taken to full standings, boxscores or schedule… THE GOOD: Ben Zobrist. Is this guy’s blood being checked? Zorilla went deep twice yesterday, including a shot to straightaway center field that is a rare sight in Comerica Park. THE BAD: Scott Kazmir. Has there ever […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Rocco Is Ready; May Be Forced To Wait A Few More Days

    [THE HANGOVER] Rocco Is Ready; May Be Forced To Wait A Few More Days

    August 6, 2008 at 3:21 pm 3 comments

    DEVIL RAYS WEBTOPIA… BJ Upton was benched for this afternoon’s game for not running out a ground ball back to the pitcher in the 9th inning of last night’s game. Joe Maddon did not rule out using him late in the game. [The Heater] As we expected, Rocco Baldelli is […]

     
  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] Zobrist Named IL Player Of The Week

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] Zobrist Named IL Player Of The Week

    August 6, 2008 at 3:03 pm 0 comments

    Durham 9, Richmond 6. Heath Phillips made his 2nd start for the Bulls and gave up 2 runs in 5 innings…Juan Salas pitched 2 perfect innings with 4 strikeouts and Scott Dohmann got his 17th save with a perfect 9th…6 different Bulls had at least 2 hits including Justin Ruggiano […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Jonny Gomes Demoted, Rocco Will Have To Wait

    [THE HANGOVER] Jonny Gomes Demoted, Rocco Will Have To Wait

    August 5, 2008 at 4:00 pm 6 comments

    THE BAD: We were orignally planning to bring back the Live Blog-A-Baloo of the week on Wednesday. We are long overdue for an installment and Wednesday could be the ’08 debut of Rocco Baldelli. But, when the casting director for a very popular NBC drama calls and asks if you […]