01. Players

  • [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 […]

     
  • [TAMPA BAY RAYS] A Fitting 3rd Anniversary Indeed

    [TAMPA BAY RAYS] A Fitting 3rd Anniversary Indeed

    October 3, 2008 at 11:45 pm 1 comment

    Apparently the gift for a 3rd anniversary is “ALDS WIN”. Tonight the Rays took a 2-0 lead in the ALDS and for some reason that seems secondary to what we should really be celebrating. Today (we think…we might be off by a day) marks the 3rd anniversary of the day […]

     
  • [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 […]