01. Players

  • [DOWN ON THE FARM]

    [DOWN ON THE FARM]

    July 20, 2008 at 9:46 am 0 comments

    Durham 4, Syracuse 1. Jeff Niemann pitched 7 shutout innings, allowing 4 hits and 2 walks, with 5 strike outs…Dan Johnson hit 2 home runs and finished 3-3 with a walk and 3 RBI. He has 16 home runs for Durham. Birmingham 5, Montgomery 3. Dunedin 5, Vero Beach 2. […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Benny Boo Boo’s Shot That May Have Saved Rays Season

    [THE HANGOVER] Benny Boo Boo’s Shot That May Have Saved Rays Season

    July 19, 2008 at 11:50 am 4 comments

    THE GOOD: Ben Zobrist. In the second inning, BenZo made a Jason Bartlett-esque play in the hole, turning and making a one-hop throw to first for the out. Later, with the Rays trailing 1-0 in the 7th and one of the game’s best pitchers on the mound, Eric Hinske drew […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Kazmir May Now Make One Less Second-Half Start Due To All-Star Appearance

    [THE HANGOVER] Kazmir May Now Make One Less Second-Half Start Due To All-Star Appearance

    July 18, 2008 at 11:13 am 4 comments

    THE TELLING: Noticed this during the home run derby, but forgot about it…All of the All-Stars had their team’s logo on the right sleeve of the All-Star jerseys (ie. Cubs). However, Evan Longoria’s jersey had the Rays’ fish logo rather than the new sunburst logo. And yes, we are aware […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Rays Get Break At Much Needed Time

    [THE HANGOVER] Rays Get Break At Much Needed Time

    July 17, 2008 at 1:17 pm 2 comments

    THE GOOD: We are back after a much-needed 7-day vacation and an even more needed 4-day mini-vacation for 22 of the players and all of the coaches and staff…The AL won the All-Star game with a little help from a couple of Rays. This is significant as it means if […]

     
  • [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 […]