James Shields

  • [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] Tampa Bay And Philidelphia, Again

    [THE HANGOVER] Tampa Bay And Philidelphia, Again

    October 21, 2008 at 9:55 am 5 comments

    Just the links this morning. We should have more later. DEVIL DOGS WEBTOPIA… Just in case you missed all the links in our “Happy Hour” edition yesterday afternoon, here is the link. [Rays Index] Joe Maddon still hasn’t announced the rotation for the World Series, but look for Scott Kazmir […]

     
  • [HAPPY HOUR] Apparently Red Sox Lead ALCS 1 Games To 3

    [HAPPY HOUR] Apparently Red Sox Lead ALCS 1 Games To 3

    October 15, 2008 at 3:50 pm 5 comments

    The Red Sox Nation rallying cry is “we have been here before.” You would think Red Sox fans wanted to lose 3 of the first 4 games. Anybody with a pink hat on today will be quick to point to the 2004 ALCS against the Yankees and the 2007 ALCS […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Rays Power Past Lester The Invincible

    [THE HANGOVER] Rays Power Past Lester The Invincible

    October 14, 2008 at 9:32 am 8 comments

    THE GOOD: Matt Garza was never dominating, but he was never in real trouble. Despite allowing at least 1 baserunner in each of the first 6 innings and a runner on at least 2nd base with less than 2 outs in each of the first 3 innings, Garza was able […]

     
  • [HAPPY HOUR] Edwin Jackson Is Added To Playoff Roster

    [HAPPY HOUR] Edwin Jackson Is Added To Playoff Roster

    October 9, 2008 at 7:27 pm 2 comments

    THE TELLING: There was a lot of discussion as to whether Eric Hinske or Fernando Perez would be left off the roster in the ALCS. We are not sure why it was even a question. Joe Maddon needs Perez on the roster. When Jon Lester starts for the Red Sox, […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] 2008 Tampa Bay Rays: Well Thought Out, Well Planned And Perfectly Executed

    [THE HANGOVER] 2008 Tampa Bay Rays: Well Thought Out, Well Planned And Perfectly Executed

    October 9, 2008 at 9:54 am 3 comments

    Click on above images to be taken to full standings, box scores or schedule… This piece by John Romano goes above the fold today. A must read…Joe Maddon is a manager that is not big on team meetings, but there were three this season that set the tone for the […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Maddon Still Undecided About RF And DH For Game 2

    [THE HANGOVER] Maddon Still Undecided About RF And DH For Game 2

    October 3, 2008 at 10:04 am 4 comments

    Click on above images to be taken to full standings, boxscores or schedule… Best and most telling quote we have read yet about the Rays first playoff game comes from Her Rays: You know what was really refreshing about this game. It was the playoffs and the Rays still looked […]

     
  • [HAPPY HOUR] Crawford Participates In Instructional League Game, Reports No Pain

    [HAPPY HOUR] Crawford Participates In Instructional League Game, Reports No Pain

    September 29, 2008 at 6:01 pm 4 comments

    [Update: 8:24pm] The White Sox put away the Tigers 8-2. The Rays post-season opponent will now be determined tomorrow at 7:30 ET in a 1-game playoff. [Update: 7:26pm] Gary Glover’s first pitch was a grand slam for Chicago. About right. 6-2 White Sox. [Update: 7:24pm] White Sox have tied the […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] David Price Could Make First Start As Early As Wednesday

    [THE HANGOVER] David Price Could Make First Start As Early As Wednesday

    September 14, 2008 at 11:38 am 7 comments

    THE GOOD: James Shields. It had been a while since we had seen Shields paint one of his Shieldsian Masterpieces. When Shields is on his game as he was yesterday, it is like watching a young Greg Maddux. The Greg Maddux that actually threw fastballs in the low 90s and […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Queue The Dramatic Music: Lou Piniella Returns To The Trop

    [THE HANGOVER] Queue The Dramatic Music: Lou Piniella Returns To The Trop

    June 17, 2008 at 10:02 am 0 comments

    With the Red Sox loss last night, the Rays pull even with Pink Hat Nation in the loss column. The Rays still maintain their 2 game lead in the Wild Card race over the A’s. DEVIL RAYS WEBTOPIA… Don’t forget to VOTE for Carl Crawford to start the all-star game. […]