01. Players

  • [THE HANGOVER] Luck Starting To Fall In Rays’ Favor

    [THE HANGOVER] Luck Starting To Fall In Rays’ Favor

    June 8, 2008 at 12:29 pm 1 comment

    THE GOOD: Willy Aybar saves the day. The Rays loaded the bases with 1 out in the 8th and Evan Longoria struck out on a hanging 3-2 pitch. Now with 2 outs, Aybar doubled to right and drove in 2 to break a 2-2 tie…Jason Bartlett was even more day-savingish. […]

     
  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] King David Roughed Up For First Time As A Pro

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] King David Roughed Up For First Time As A Pro

    June 8, 2008 at 11:40 am 0 comments

    Charlotte 6, Durham 2. Jeremy Cummings picked up his first loss of the season after giving up 6 runs in 5.1 innings. He struck out 6 and walked none…Fernando Perez was 2-3 with 2 walks and stole 2 bases…Joel Guzman was 3-5 with 2 RBI and is now hitting .272 […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Kazmir Keeps Pitch Count In Check, Wins 6th

    [THE HANGOVER] Kazmir Keeps Pitch Count In Check, Wins 6th

    June 7, 2008 at 11:19 am 2 comments

    THE GOOD: 8, 13, 12, 13, 20, 14, 10. That is how many pitches Scott Kazmir threw in each of the first 7 innings for a total of 90. That allowed Kid K to come out for the 8th inning. Only one inning with 15 or more is a very […]

     
  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] Brignac Starting To Draw Walks; Talbot Continues Domination Of IL

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] Brignac Starting To Draw Walks; Talbot Continues Domination Of IL

    June 7, 2008 at 7:18 am 0 comments

    Durham 10, Richmond 2. For the 4th time in his last 7 starts, Mitch Talbot did not allow a run. This one may have been the most impressive with 7 shutout innings on only 2 hits and no walks. He struck out 7…Dan Johnson was 2-3 with his 9th home […]

     
  • [RULE 4 DRAFT] Recapping The First Day Of The Draft

    [RULE 4 DRAFT] Recapping The First Day Of The Draft

    June 6, 2008 at 2:50 pm 11 comments

    THE GOOD: The consensus seem to be that the Rays took the player with the best chance to be a superstar in the big leagues, in Tim Beckham. THE BAD: Can somebody please explain to us why Tim Beckham was wearing an old Devil Rays’ cap after he was drafted? […]

     
  • [JAMES SHIELDS] James Shields’ Arm Only Knows One Motion

    [JAMES SHIELDS] James Shields’ Arm Only Knows One Motion

    June 6, 2008 at 2:03 pm 4 comments

    (click on image for a larger version) By now everybody has seen the image on the left (above). We knew there was something familiar about it, and now we know. James Shields threw a pitch at Coco Crisps leg and then when Crisp charged the mound, Shields threw another “pitch” […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Rays Pay Price For Playing Game The Right Way

    [THE HANGOVER] Rays Pay Price For Playing Game The Right Way

    June 6, 2008 at 9:40 am 8 comments

    THE GOOD: Playing the game the right way. The Rays did everything right in the last two games. Coocoo Crisp did everything wrong. If Crisp walks to first base the situation is over. THE BAD: Giving Coocoo Crisp an opportunity to win the game by getting James Shields ejected in […]

     
  • [THE BRAWL IN BEANTOWN] Coco Crisp Got What He Deserved

    [THE BRAWL IN BEANTOWN] Coco Crisp Got What He Deserved

    June 5, 2008 at 10:40 pm 7 comments

    First of all, this photo is AWE.some, even if James Shields didn’t actually connect…But will somebody please tell James the Greater, that the next time a batter chargers the mound…keep the cap and DROP the glove. Those left hooks are much more menacing without the leather…not too mention the risk […]

     
  • [COCO CRISP IS A LIL' B!TCH] Video Of Coco Going Coocoo For Cocoa Puffs

    [COCO CRISP IS A LIL' B!TCH] Video Of Coco Going Coocoo For Cocoa Puffs

    June 5, 2008 at 1:04 pm 8 comments

    Thanks to David Chalk over at Bugs and Cranks we now have video of the slide by Coco Crisp and the subsequent confrontation with Joe Maddon. The best part of this video is the reaction of the ESPN2 announcers…This should add a little spice to the Live Blog-A-Baloo of the […]

     
  • [2008 RULE 4 DRAFT] Rays To Pick Beckham After Posey Makes $12MM Demand

    [2008 RULE 4 DRAFT] Rays To Pick Beckham After Posey Makes $12MM Demand

    June 5, 2008 at 11:18 am 2 comments

    Word is starting to leak out that the Tampa Bay Rays will select high school shortstop Tim Beckham with the top pick in the draft. It had been thought that the Rays were deciding between Beckham and Florida State catcher Buster Posey. Many will say that the decision was based […]