01. Players

  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] Thayer And Cummings Strong In AAA All-Star Game

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] Thayer And Cummings Strong In AAA All-Star Game

    July 17, 2008 at 12:20 pm 0 comments

    PCL 6, IL 5 (AAA All-Star game). Chris Richard started for the IL at first base and went 0-2 with a strike out…Dale Thayer pitched the 5th inning, allowing no runs on 1 hit and Jeremy Cummings got the call in the 7th inning, also holding the PCL scoreless while […]

     
  • [EVAN LONGORIA] New York Times Refuses To Utter Evan Longoria’s Nickname

    [EVAN LONGORIA] New York Times Refuses To Utter Evan Longoria’s Nickname

    July 10, 2008 at 1:18 pm 3 comments

    Long Beach State University’s mascot is the “49ers”. However, as those of you that follow this site regularly already know, the baseball team has it’s own moniker, “The Dirtbags”. As a former member of Long Beach State’s baseball team, Evan Longoria, the new face of the Tampa Bay Rays, embodies […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Dirtbag Picks Up AL Rookie Award

    [THE HANGOVER] Dirtbag Picks Up AL Rookie Award

    July 10, 2008 at 9:47 am 3 comments

    THE GOOD: Edwin Jackson after the first inning. He seemed to gain a few inches on his fastball and settled down to hold the Yankees scoreless for the next 5+ innings after allowing 1 run in the first…JP Howell was once again his masterful self pitching 2 scoreless innings of […]

     
  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] Wade Davis Earns 9th Win

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] Wade Davis Earns 9th Win

    July 10, 2008 at 7:46 am 1 comment

    Norfolk 7, Durham 2. Jeremy Cummings gave up 4 runs (3 earned) in 4.1 innings on 9 hits and a walk…Scott Dohmann gave up the go-ahead 2-run home run in the 9th inning for the loss…Dan Johnson finished 3-4 with his 13th home run and 2 RBI…Joel Guzman was 2-4 […]

     
  • [EVAN LONGORIA] Dick Vitale Shills For Dirtbag To Make All-Star Team

    [EVAN LONGORIA] Dick Vitale Shills For Dirtbag To Make All-Star Team

    July 9, 2008 at 10:27 am 1 comment

    As we mentioned earlier this morning, Evan Longoria is leading the vote for the final spot of the AL All-Star squad. Voting ends at 5pm ET on Thursday. Now we find this little piece of propaganda from none other than Dick Vitale pushing people to vote for Dirtbag (Thanks JJ). […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Rays Take A Gigantic Dump On Hallowed Grounds Of Yankee Stadium

    [THE HANGOVER] Rays Take A Gigantic Dump On Hallowed Grounds Of Yankee Stadium

    July 9, 2008 at 9:55 am 0 comments

    THE GOOD: Everything we threw last night somehow managed to miss the TV. THE BAD: That was the worst thing the Rays could have done in the opener of this 2-game set. They walked out on the field at Yankee Stadium and took a gigantic dump right on the hallowed […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Rays Magic Number Is 69

    [THE HANGOVER] Rays Magic Number Is 69

    July 8, 2008 at 11:36 am 1 comment

    THE GOOD: Carlos Pena’s solo home run with 1 out in the bottom of the 9th inning to tie the game. Could this be the moment that gets El Gato back on track? Prior to that at bat, Pena had left 2 runners on in the 1st inning, 3 in […]

     
  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] Desmond Jennings Lost For Season

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] Desmond Jennings Lost For Season

    July 8, 2008 at 7:29 am 2 comments

    Norfolk 8, Durham 2. Jeff Niemann dropped to 6-3 despite striking out 7 in 6 innings. He allowed 4 runs (3 earned) on 6 hits and 3 walks…Fernando Perez finished 2-3 with a walk and stole his 27th base…Joel Guzman was 0-4 with a strikeout. Montgomery 4, West Tenn 3. […]

     
  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] Three Biscuits To Start In All-Star Game

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] Three Biscuits To Start In All-Star Game

    July 4, 2008 at 12:30 pm 0 comments

    Charlotte 7, Durham 3. Mississippi 7, Montgomery 5. Palm Beach @ Vero Beach (ppd) Columbus 10, Hickory 4. Batavia 5, Hudson Valley 2. Bluefield 6, Princeton 2. NOTES FROM DOWN ON THE FARM… Three of the Biscuits named to the All-Star team will be starters including John Jaso, Wade Davis […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Rays Sweep Red Sox, Stretch Lead In East

    [THE HANGOVER] Rays Sweep Red Sox, Stretch Lead In East

    July 3, 2008 at 10:20 am 5 comments

    THE GOOD: The 7th inning. Gary Glover was ginormous in the 7th with a man on second with no outs and Manny Being Manny up in a 4-1 game. There is a very big difference psychologically, between a 3-run lead and a 4-run lead. After working the count full on […]