Joe Maddon

  • Joe Maddon Explains Why Jake McGee Is Not The Closer Even Though He Really Is

    Joe Maddon Explains Why Jake McGee Is Not The Closer Even Though He Really Is

    June 17, 2014 at 11:19 am 2 comments

    The Rays have suddenly won three games in a row. But if there is one big lesson from these games is that Jake McGee is the new Rays closer even if Joe Maddon won’t admit it. Let me clarify. McGee is not a closer in the traditional sense. But he […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Discussing The Miracle Of An Afternoon Rain In St. Pete During The Summer

    [THE HANGOVER] Discussing The Miracle Of An Afternoon Rain In St. Pete During The Summer

    June 10, 2014 at 7:01 am 28 comments

    The GBT – The Good, The Bad and The Telling sandwich, where The Bad is nice and lean and the The Telling is ripe. Mariners 3, RAYS 0 (boxscore) THE GOOD: Good? Yeah, right. THE BAD: David Price. Guess who had yet another start where he looked like the best pitcher […]

     
  • Joe Maddon Had The Perfect Response To Red Sox Getting Upset Over Stolen Base

    Joe Maddon Had The Perfect Response To Red Sox Getting Upset Over Stolen Base

    May 25, 2014 at 9:06 pm 9 comments

    In the seventh inning of the Rays’ 8-5 win over the Red Sox, some on Boston’s bench took exception to Yunel Escobar stealing third base with a 5-run lead. This led to the benches clearing and several ejections (see video here). Let’s ignore for a second that 99% of baseball’s […]

     
  • Why Joe Maddon Is Completely Wrong About Logan Forsythe

    Why Joe Maddon Is Completely Wrong About Logan Forsythe

    May 22, 2014 at 12:11 pm 4 comments

    That quote comes from Joe Maddon after last night’s game (via Roger Mooney of TBO.com) and refers to the .179 batting average of Logan Forsythe. Here is the full quote: “We do our work on him and ball off the bat, hard contact has been there…He gets at least one […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Discussing Stirrups For David Price And Cologne To Rid The Stink

    [THE HANGOVER] Discussing Stirrups For David Price And Cologne To Rid The Stink

    May 14, 2014 at 7:56 am 12 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 2, Mariners 1 (boxscore) THE GOOD: David Price. The Ace returned with a complete game, striking out 12 and walking none (see highlights below).  This […]

     
  • A Look Back At Joe Maddon, The Minor League Catcher

    A Look Back At Joe Maddon, The Minor League Catcher

    May 8, 2014 at 10:00 am 2 comments

    A few years ago we were the first to uncover some amazing photos of Joe Maddon from his days as a catcher for Lafayette College (see below and at this link). But while we knew Maddon had played three seasons as a catcher in the Angels system (1976-78) and a […]

     
  • Joe Maddon Helps Out Young, Freezing Red Sox Fan

    Joe Maddon Helps Out Young, Freezing Red Sox Fan

    May 1, 2014 at 8:44 pm 0 comments

    Most of us love Joe Maddon. The same is not true outside the Bay Area where the Madd Scientist has a reputation as being an ass that thinks he is smarter than everybody else (those same fans would LOVE to have Maddon as their manager). Well, I’m betting Maddon won […]

     
  • Joe Maddon Ejected For First Time This Season

    Joe Maddon Ejected For First Time This Season

    April 26, 2014 at 9:21 pm 1 comment

    With baseball’s expended replay system ejections are down this season. But that didn’t stop baseball’s premier ejectee from finding a way tonight in Chicago. On a check-swing that was ruled not a swing, Maddon wouldn’t let it go from the dugout. He was eventually ejected. Here’s the full video. Likes(0)Dislikes(0)

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Discussing A Big Crowd, A Weak Defense, And A Triple-Play

    [THE HANGOVER] Discussing A Big Crowd, A Weak Defense, And A Triple-Play

    April 18, 2014 at 7:49 am 10 comments

    The GBT – The Good, The Bad and The Telling sandwich, where The Bad is nice and lean and the The Telling is ripe. Yankees 10, RAYS 2 (boxscore) THE GOOD: Big Crowd. Attendance was 28,085. That’s a huge number for a weeknight. Last year, the largest crowd for a […]

     
  • Tailgating With The Rays: Happy Birthday To Us

    Tailgating With The Rays: Happy Birthday To Us

    April 3, 2014 at 3:23 pm 1 comment

    Anniversary This little website was born on this date eight years ago. April 3, 2006 was also Joe Maddon’s first game as a manager of the Rays. The photo at right (via the Tampa Bay Rays) is from that game. Playing A Little Pepper… After Sunday’s game, the Rays will […]