Joe Maddon

  • [THE HANGOVER] Rays Shutdown By Jered Freakin’ Weaver

    [THE HANGOVER] Rays Shutdown By Jered Freakin’ Weaver

    June 11, 2008 at 11:55 am 0 comments

    THE GOOD: James Shields faced only one over the minimum in 6 of the 8 innings he pitched. That’s it. That’s the only good thing we could come up with…Oh, and Evan Longoria had 2 doubles, responsible for half of the Rays’ hits. THE BAD: Jered Weaver? Unfortunately for the […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Dirtbag And The Fat Catcher Carry Rays Over Angels

    [THE HANGOVER] Dirtbag And The Fat Catcher Carry Rays Over Angels

    June 10, 2008 at 10:24 am 7 comments

    THE GOOD: Evan Longoria, Willy Aybar and Dioner Navarro. Not only did they hit back-to-back-to-back and belly-to-belly-to-belly home runs in the 2nd inning for the first time in franchise history, but the trio went a combined 9-13 with 3 doubles, 4 home runs and 9 RBI…The Rays managed only 2 […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Luck Starting To Fall In Rays’ Favor

    [THE HANGOVER] Luck Starting To Fall In Rays’ Favor

    June 8, 2008 at 12:29 pm 1 comment

    THE GOOD: Willy Aybar saves the day. The Rays loaded the bases with 1 out in the 8th and Evan Longoria struck out on a hanging 3-2 pitch. Now with 2 outs, Aybar doubled to right and drove in 2 to break a 2-2 tie…Jason Bartlett was even more day-savingish. […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Rays Pay Price For Playing Game The Right Way

    [THE HANGOVER] Rays Pay Price For Playing Game The Right Way

    June 6, 2008 at 9:40 am 8 comments

    THE GOOD: Playing the game the right way. The Rays did everything right in the last two games. Coocoo Crisp did everything wrong. If Crisp walks to first base the situation is over. THE BAD: Giving Coocoo Crisp an opportunity to win the game by getting James Shields ejected in […]

     
  • [COCO CRISP IS A LIL’ B!TCH] Video Of Coco Going Coocoo For Cocoa Puffs

    [COCO CRISP IS A LIL’ B!TCH] Video Of Coco Going Coocoo For Cocoa Puffs

    June 5, 2008 at 1:04 pm 8 comments

    Thanks to David Chalk over at Bugs and Cranks we now have video of the slide by Coco Crisp and the subsequent confrontation with Joe Maddon. The best part of this video is the reaction of the ESPN2 announcers…This should add a little spice to the Live Blog-A-Baloo of the […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] It Was Edwin Jackson Vs Josh Beckett. What Were You Expecting?

    [THE HANGOVER] It Was Edwin Jackson Vs Josh Beckett. What Were You Expecting?

    June 5, 2008 at 10:49 am 3 comments

    THE GOOD: (see “THE TELLING”) THE BAD: (see “THE TELLING”) THE TELLING: C’mon people. Think about this for a second. It was Edwin Jackson versus Josh Beckett in Fenway Park. If they played that game 100 times, the Rays would win it 1 time and only because Beckett would be […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Sox Dared Garza To Throw Strike-One; Garza Doesn’t Deliver

    [THE HANGOVER] Sox Dared Garza To Throw Strike-One; Garza Doesn’t Deliver

    June 4, 2008 at 10:49 am 5 comments

    THE GOOD: Say what you will about Aki Iwamura, but this guy was born to hit in Fenway Park. His first at bat of the game was a typical Aki flyball to left field, only in Fenway that is a leadoff home run. Aki would hit 50 doubles if he […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Right Fielders Are To The Rays What QBs Are To Jon Gruden

    [THE HANGOVER] Right Fielders Are To The Rays What QBs Are To Jon Gruden

    May 30, 2008 at 10:10 am 3 comments

    THE GOOD: Jason Bartlett stole 3 bases, including 3rd base twice…BJ Upton threw a runner out at third base on the fly… THE BAD: The Golden Sombrero for Jonny Gomes…Edwin Jackson being Edwin. After 27 pitches in the 2nd inning we knew it was going to be a long night…Rays […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Garza Discovers Strikezone, Dominates Rangers

    [THE HANGOVER] Garza Discovers Strikezone, Dominates Rangers

    May 29, 2008 at 10:14 am 8 comments

    THE GOOD: Matt Garza finally discovered the strikezone. He had shown improvement in his last start, but yesterday he was dominating. 10 strikeouts. 2 walks. 77 of 114 pitches for strikes (67.5%). He was also 23-30 (77%) in getting strike-one on the batter, and two of the batters in which […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Andy Sonnanstine Deserves All The Blame He Receives

    [THE HANGOVER] Andy Sonnanstine Deserves All The Blame He Receives

    May 28, 2008 at 9:42 am 7 comments

    THE GOOD: The Rays deserved 3 losses for last night. Thank goodness they only get one in the standings. And because everybody else in the division lost except for the O’s, the Rays maintain their half-game lead in the division. THE BAD: DO NOT try to feed us this pile […]