01. Players

  • [THE HANGOVER] And So It Begins

    [THE HANGOVER] And So It Begins

    October 10, 2008 at 8:41 am 4 comments

    Click on above images to be taken to full standings, box scores or schedule… Just the links this morning…We have a plane to catch. But don’t worry, we have a couple of posts lined up and ready to go, including the latest from the “Pepper” series. See you guys tonight. […]

     
  • [HAPPY HOUR] Edwin Jackson Is Added To Playoff Roster

    [HAPPY HOUR] Edwin Jackson Is Added To Playoff Roster

    October 9, 2008 at 7:27 pm 2 comments

    THE TELLING: There was a lot of discussion as to whether Eric Hinske or Fernando Perez would be left off the roster in the ALCS. We are not sure why it was even a question. Joe Maddon needs Perez on the roster. When Jon Lester starts for the Red Sox, […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] 2008 Tampa Bay Rays: Well Thought Out, Well Planned And Perfectly Executed

    [THE HANGOVER] 2008 Tampa Bay Rays: Well Thought Out, Well Planned And Perfectly Executed

    October 9, 2008 at 9:54 am 3 comments

    Click on above images to be taken to full standings, box scores or schedule… This piece by John Romano goes above the fold today. A must read…Joe Maddon is a manager that is not big on team meetings, but there were three this season that set the tone for the […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Crawford To Remain In 5th Spot Of Lineup

    [THE HANGOVER] Crawford To Remain In 5th Spot Of Lineup

    October 8, 2008 at 10:02 am 4 comments

    Click on above images to be taken to full standings, box scores or schedule… THE GOOD: The Rays have won 4 of the last 5 against the Red Sox under playoff-like atmospheres. THE BAD: Those games no longer count. THE TELLING: Our best guess on the 25-man roster is that […]

     
  • [HAPPY HOUR] The Best Cure For A Hangover? Happy Hour

    [HAPPY HOUR] The Best Cure For A Hangover? Happy Hour

    October 7, 2008 at 4:27 pm 13 comments

    A few afternoon links to get you through the last hour… DEVIL DOGS WEBTOPIA… [Let’s try this again with an actual link] YES! They’re baaaccckkkkkk on the bandwagon. [Mets Rays Geek] Joe Maddon would not answer directly but Troy Percival could be part of the ALCS roster, but Shawn Riggans […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Rays Silence Doubters Once Again With Win #100, Win ALDS

    [THE HANGOVER] Rays Silence Doubters Once Again With Win #100, Win ALDS

    October 7, 2008 at 9:49 am 4 comments

    Click on above images to be taken to full standings, box scores or schedule… THE GOOD: Andy Sonnanstine. Sonny versus Edwin Jackson? Game, Set, Match. Is there any doubt that Sonnanstine will be in rotation in ’09 now? In the last month, The Duke has faced 3 crucial starts, 2 […]

     
  • [EVAN LONGORIA] Dirtbag Didn’t Study His Cliches In The Minors

    [EVAN LONGORIA] Dirtbag Didn’t Study His Cliches In The Minors

    October 6, 2008 at 1:03 pm 1 comment

    This interview of Evan Longoria is a few days old, but we have a good excuse. We are big fans of “Big League Stew” over at Yahoo! Sports, but we don’t remember ‘Duk conducting any interviews before [Ed. note: Interview was not conducted by ‘Duk. Rather it was David Brown, […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Upton Rediscovered Stroke, Longoria May Have Lost His

    [THE HANGOVER] Upton Rediscovered Stroke, Longoria May Have Lost His

    October 6, 2008 at 10:08 am 0 comments

    Click on above images to be taken to full standings, box scores or schedule… THE GOOD: Split against 2 tough lefties. It is no secret that the Rays do not handle lefties well. During the season, the Rays were only 25-24 against lefties. Prior to the series, if you were […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Forecast Calls For Rain, Wet Base Paths And Carlos Pena

    [THE HANGOVER] Forecast Calls For Rain, Wet Base Paths And Carlos Pena

    October 5, 2008 at 11:53 am 3 comments

    Click on above images to be taken to full standings, box scores or schedule… THE GOOD: According to CoolStandings.com the Rays now have a 88.5% chance of winning the ALDS. The Red Sox have a 90.6% chance of winning their series. The Red Sox have the best chance to win […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Speed Kills: Rays Got It, White Sox Don’t

    [THE HANGOVER] Speed Kills: Rays Got It, White Sox Don’t

    October 4, 2008 at 9:43 am 4 comments

    Click on above images to be taken to full standings, boxscores or schedule… THE GOOD: Speed. The Rays have it and the White Sox don’t. Game 2 marked the first time ever that Carl Crawford, BJ Upton and Fernando Perez started together in the outfield. Add Rocco Baldelli at DH […]