Joe Maddon

  • Rays 2013 Giveaway Schedule

    Rays 2013 Giveaway Schedule

    February 16, 2013 at 10:13 am 33 comments

    Here are the giveaway promotions the Rays already have scheduled. The big ones will be the Astro bobblehead (see below), the Joe Maddon Gnome (see below), the Evan Longoria retro bobblehead, and the Raymond bobblebelly. And why is the flower pot for women only? I spend more time in our […]

     
  • Dirk Hayhurst’s New Book Is Starting To Feel Like A Gigantic ‘F You’ To The Rays

    Dirk Hayhurst’s New Book Is Starting To Feel Like A Gigantic ‘F You’ To The Rays

    February 5, 2013 at 10:00 am 36 comments

    [UPDATE] Hayhurst has responded to this post. You can see his comments at the end. Looking through some more excerpts from Dirk Hayhurst’s upcoming book about his time in the Rays organization, we get an interesting, if not very flattering look at Joe Maddon. We also are starting to get […]

     
  • Joe Maddon Said What?!

    Joe Maddon Said What?!

    January 28, 2013 at 12:56 pm 6 comments

    This has been floating around for about a week, but in case you haven’t seen it yet, the folks over at BaseballProspectus had Evan Brunell, a blogger who also happens to be deaf, go over some videos of managers arguing with umpires and use his lip-reading skills to let us […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Rays Odds And Ends

    January 7, 2013 at 10:30 am 1 comment

    Here are a few leftover links to get the week started… The Rays were one of several teams to recently scout Javier Vazquez. Vazquez last pitched with the Marlins in 2011. It is hard to believe anything will come of this. If he is indeed at 93 on the gun […]

     
  • Joe Maddon Was Once Ejected For Telling An Umpire He Loved Him

    Joe Maddon Was Once Ejected For Telling An Umpire He Loved Him

    December 19, 2012 at 11:14 am 9 comments

    Zack Meisel of MLB.com has written an article on the anatomy of arguments between managers and umpires. The entire piece is a solid read, so check it out. But the part that we are most interested in is two umpires recounting run-ins with Rays skipper Joe Maddon. Having seen Maddon […]

     
  • Apparently Joe Philbin Is The Joe Maddon Of The NFL

    Apparently Joe Philbin Is The Joe Maddon Of The NFL

    October 26, 2012 at 10:40 am 6 comments

    I’ll be honest, I don’t know that much about Joe Philbin, the head coach of the Miami Dolphins. Ian Eagle does, and he has a comparison that sports fans in Florida might find interesting (via Sun-Sentinel.com)… The Dolphins have clearly exceeded expectations through six games. Joe Philbin is like the Joe Maddon of football, a […]

     
  • While Yankees Fans Call For A-Rod To Be Dropped In Order, Joe Maddon Would Do The Opposite

    While Yankees Fans Call For A-Rod To Be Dropped In Order, Joe Maddon Would Do The Opposite

    October 10, 2012 at 8:25 pm 6 comments

    Listening to New York sports radio is never easy on your sensibilities. But despite still being one of the best hitters in baseball, many Yankees fans wanted Alex Rodriguez dropped in the order and some even wanted him on the bench for tonight’s ALDS game against the Orioles.. Would this […]

     
  • Brignac’s Mohawk, BA’s Scrunchy Face, And Other Images From Last Night’s Game

    October 1, 2012 at 7:30 am 2 comments

    We’ve got Ben Zobrist’s ugly swing, Joe Maddon’s confused face, and Frank Thomas. We’ve got the highlights you won’t see on SportsCenter… [imagebrowser id=144] Likes(0)Dislikes(0)

     
  • Early-Innings Offense Is Not As Bad As You Think

    Early-Innings Offense Is Not As Bad As You Think

    September 27, 2012 at 12:53 pm 8 comments

    Last night was the 32nd time this season that the Rays had either 0 hits or 1 hit through four innings. And considering this team’s history with no-hitters, that just seems like the Rays being the Rays. But it might surprised you know that things aren’t as bad as you […]

     
  • Heads On A Stick, William Shatner, And Other Images From Last Night’s Game

    September 26, 2012 at 7:38 am 3 comments

    We’ve got chatty Joe Maddon, scruffy Barry LeBrock, the 6-man Bump-N- Jump. We’ve got the highlights you won’t see on SportsCenter… [imagebrowser id=141] Likes(0)Dislikes(0)