01. Players

  • [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] Dirtbag Powers Rays To Game 1 Win

    [HAPPY HOUR] Dirtbag Powers Rays To Game 1 Win

    October 2, 2008 at 8:02 pm 10 comments

    THE GOOD: Evan Longoria. Dirtbag became just the second player to homer in each of his first 2 playoff at bats. The first player to accomplish this feat was Gary Gaetti. Coincidentally, Gaetti was Longoria’s hitting coach at triple-A Durham…The Bullpen (again). Grant Balfour came in with 1 out in […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Barring Last-Second Appeal By Hank Steinbrenner, Rays Open Playoffs Today

    [THE HANGOVER] Barring Last-Second Appeal By Hank Steinbrenner, Rays Open Playoffs Today

    October 2, 2008 at 9:24 am 6 comments

    Click on above images to be taken to full standings, boxscores or schedule… We wrote an ALDS preview for the fine folks over at The Hardball Times. As usual, we like to call these guest spots “Rays Index on amphetamines” as they tend to be a little longer than what […]

     
  • [HAPPY HOUR] Percival Likely Off Roster For ALDS

    [HAPPY HOUR] Percival Likely Off Roster For ALDS

    October 1, 2008 at 4:28 pm 18 comments

    [Update: 7:05pm] The White Sox have set their rotation. After game 1 starter Javier Vazquez, the Sox will go with Mark Buehrle in game 2, John Danks in game 3 and Gavin Floyd in game 4, if necessary. Also, Carlos Quentin has been left off the White Sox roster. [Update: […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Rays May Have To Choose Between Crawford And Percival

    [THE HANGOVER] Rays May Have To Choose Between Crawford And Percival

    September 30, 2008 at 9:26 am 20 comments

    Online Surveys & Market Research DEVIL DOGS WEBTOPIA… In case you missed it yesterday afternoon, we ran a bunch of “Webtopia” links in the evening “Happy Hour” feature. [Rays Index] If the Rays decide to carry Carl Crawford on the postseason roster, they could choose to go with only 10 […]

     
  • [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] What Is This October Baseball You Speak Of?

    [THE HANGOVER] What Is This October Baseball You Speak Of?

    September 29, 2008 at 10:01 am 7 comments

    Click on above images to be taken to full standings, boxscores or schedule… THE GOOD: With several pitching roles still up in the air, Troy Percival looked healthy in 1 inning of work and will likely be on the post-season roster. David Price looked solid coming in with the bases […]

     
  • [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] Jackson May Have Pitched Way Out Of A Post-Season Start

    [THE HANGOVER] Jackson May Have Pitched Way Out Of A Post-Season Start

    September 25, 2008 at 9:19 am 0 comments

    Click on above images to be taken to full standings, boxscores or schedule… THE GOOD: 3 more bases loaded walks. This is starting to get ridiculous. That is now 24 on the season which leads all baseball, to go with 4 hit batters in the same situation. The Rays now […]

     
  • [HAPPY HOUR] Crawford Admits First Round Is ‘Iffy’

    [HAPPY HOUR] Crawford Admits First Round Is ‘Iffy’

    September 24, 2008 at 5:15 pm 3 comments

    [UPDATE: 11:32] The Red Sox beat the Indians, but the Rays overcame a first inning that saw the O’s score 5 runs before an out, to get the win. With the victory, the Rays magic number to win the division is now 1. The Angels are currently losing in the […]