01. Players

  • [THE HANGOVER] Benny Boo Boo Is Back From Durham

    [THE HANGOVER] Benny Boo Boo Is Back From Durham

    June 24, 2008 at 10:08 am 9 comments

    THE GOOD: The Red Sox lost to the D-Backs so the Rays pulled within 1 game of the AL East and are actually a game up on the Sawx in the ever-so-important loss column. THE BAD: Sutter Home wines (well, there goes a potential sponsor). THE TELLING: We should be […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Kazmir Gives Up Game At Crucial Moment

    [THE HANGOVER] Kazmir Gives Up Game At Crucial Moment

    June 23, 2008 at 10:20 am 2 comments

    THE GOOD: Evan Longoria’s home run in the 2nd, his 12th. We don’t want to stretch this comparison too much, but Dirtbag’s stance and swing have always reminded us of Alex Rodriguez and both hitters are very similar in that they both generate an immense amount of power despite having […]

     
  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] Hellickson To Join Price In Montgomery

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] Hellickson To Join Price In Montgomery

    June 23, 2008 at 9:09 am 4 comments

    Durham 6, Norfolk 0. Jeff Niemann did not give up a run in 5 innings, allowing only 2 hits. But he did struggle with his control walking 5 batters and throwing a wild pitch. Of his 92 pitches, only 52 were strikes…Ben Zobrist and Reid Brignac each hit 2-run home […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Another Walkoff Win For The Rays

    [THE HANGOVER] Another Walkoff Win For The Rays

    June 22, 2008 at 4:37 pm 0 comments

    A recap of Friday night’s game can be found at the bottom after the jump… THE GOOD: The Rays wore the very pleasant-on-the-eyes, throwback uniforms honoring the St. Pete Pelicans of the defunct Senior Professional Baseball League. The Rays went the extra mile and used throwback batting helmets. Most teams […]

     
  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] David Price Promoted To Double-A

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] David Price Promoted To Double-A

    June 22, 2008 at 3:48 pm 1 comment

    Durham 9, Norfolk 5. Chris Mason was pulled with 2 outs in the 5th after giving up 5 runs. He struck out 5 and walked 1…Reid Brignac was 1-2 with 2 walks…Dan Johnson was 3-5 with a double and 2 home runs. He drove in 3 and now has 11 […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The Rays Are Magilicious

    [THE HANGOVER] The Rays Are Magilicious

    June 20, 2008 at 10:23 am 2 comments

    THE GOOD: Getting on base in the bottom of the 7th inning. The inning started with 2 walks and a hit-by-pitch. Another HBP with Aki Iwamura at the plate drove in a run. That was followed by Carl Crawford’s second career grand slam, making it 6-3 and effectively killing the […]

     
  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] Rays Sign Top Pick Beckham; Expected To Debut Next Week At Princeton

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] Rays Sign Top Pick Beckham; Expected To Debut Next Week At Princeton

    June 20, 2008 at 8:07 am 2 comments

    Norfolk 8, Durham 6. Jeremy Cummings had his second poor outing in his last 3 starts. He was touched for 8 runs (7 earned) in 4.1 innings…Reid Brignac was 1-3 with 2 walks. He now has 6 walks (to 7 strikeouts) in his last 10 games. He only had 13 […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Evan Longoria Can Marry Our Daughter*

    [THE HANGOVER] Evan Longoria Can Marry Our Daughter*

    June 18, 2008 at 10:06 am 5 comments

    THE GOOD: There is a video on YouTube in which Dwayne Staats compares Evan Longoria defensively, to Mike Schmidt, who won 10 gloves. But we wonder if Schmidt ever made a play to win a game the way Dirtbag did last night. Playing deep, with the tying run on third, […]

     
  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] Price Could Make Next Start In AA; Beckham Could Be Signed By Weekend

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] Price Could Make Next Start In AA; Beckham Could Be Signed By Weekend

    June 18, 2008 at 7:36 am 0 comments

    Durham 6, Buffalo 3. [completion of game from previous day] Jeff Niemann pitched the first 2.1 innings 2 days ago…Juan Salas was on the mound when the game resumed yesterday. He struck out 3 in 1.2 innings…Joel Guzman added a 2-run double to the 2-run home run he hit the […]

     
  • [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. […]