01. Players

  • [THE HANGOVER] Another Walkoff Win For The Rays

    [THE HANGOVER] Another Walkoff Win For The Rays

    June 22, 2008 at 4:37 pm 0 comments

    A recap of Friday night’s game can be found at the bottom after the jump… THE GOOD: The Rays wore the very pleasant-on-the-eyes, throwback uniforms honoring the St. Pete Pelicans of the defunct Senior Professional Baseball League. The Rays went the extra mile and used throwback batting helmets. Most teams […]

     
  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] David Price Promoted To Double-A

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] David Price Promoted To Double-A

    June 22, 2008 at 3:48 pm 1 comment

    Durham 9, Norfolk 5. Chris Mason was pulled with 2 outs in the 5th after giving up 5 runs. He struck out 5 and walked 1…Reid Brignac was 1-2 with 2 walks…Dan Johnson was 3-5 with a double and 2 home runs. He drove in 3 and now has 11 […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The Rays Are Magilicious

    [THE HANGOVER] The Rays Are Magilicious

    June 20, 2008 at 10:23 am 2 comments

    THE GOOD: Getting on base in the bottom of the 7th inning. The inning started with 2 walks and a hit-by-pitch. Another HBP with Aki Iwamura at the plate drove in a run. That was followed by Carl Crawford’s second career grand slam, making it 6-3 and effectively killing the […]

     
  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] Rays Sign Top Pick Beckham; Expected To Debut Next Week At Princeton

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] Rays Sign Top Pick Beckham; Expected To Debut Next Week At Princeton

    June 20, 2008 at 8:07 am 2 comments

    Norfolk 8, Durham 6. Jeremy Cummings had his second poor outing in his last 3 starts. He was touched for 8 runs (7 earned) in 4.1 innings…Reid Brignac was 1-3 with 2 walks. He now has 6 walks (to 7 strikeouts) in his last 10 games. He only had 13 […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Evan Longoria Can Marry Our Daughter*

    [THE HANGOVER] Evan Longoria Can Marry Our Daughter*

    June 18, 2008 at 10:06 am 5 comments

    THE GOOD: There is a video on YouTube in which Dwayne Staats compares Evan Longoria defensively, to Mike Schmidt, who won 10 gloves. But we wonder if Schmidt ever made a play to win a game the way Dirtbag did last night. Playing deep, with the tying run on third, […]

     
  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] Price Could Make Next Start In AA; Beckham Could Be Signed By Weekend

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] Price Could Make Next Start In AA; Beckham Could Be Signed By Weekend

    June 18, 2008 at 7:36 am 0 comments

    Durham 6, Buffalo 3. [completion of game from previous day] Jeff Niemann pitched the first 2.1 innings 2 days ago…Juan Salas was on the mound when the game resumed yesterday. He struck out 3 in 1.2 innings…Joel Guzman added a 2-run double to the 2-run home run he hit the […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Queue The Dramatic Music: Lou Piniella Returns To The Trop

    [THE HANGOVER] Queue The Dramatic Music: Lou Piniella Returns To The Trop

    June 17, 2008 at 10:02 am 0 comments

    With the Red Sox loss last night, the Rays pull even with Pink Hat Nation in the loss column. The Rays still maintain their 2 game lead in the Wild Card race over the A’s. DEVIL RAYS WEBTOPIA… Don’t forget to VOTE for Carl Crawford to start the all-star game. […]

     
  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] Rocco Baldelli Makes ’08 Debut

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] Rocco Baldelli Makes ’08 Debut

    June 17, 2008 at 7:51 am 1 comment

    Durham @ Buffalo (ppd.). This game was called in the 3rd inning and will be concluded today. Joel Guzman hit his 14th home run to give the Bulls a 2-1 lead prior to the rain…Jeff Niemann had retired the first 6 batters before giving up a solo home run to […]

     
  • [ANDY SONNANSTINE] Andy Sonnanstine Struggles When He Changes Arm Angles

    [ANDY SONNANSTINE] Andy Sonnanstine Struggles When He Changes Arm Angles

    June 16, 2008 at 1:16 pm 3 comments

    In the beginning of May, Andy Sonnanstine’s record was 4-1 and we noticed that his emergence this season may have been due at least in part to a change in his mechanics. Specifically, Sonnanstine was no longer using different arm angles, one of his trademarks. Here is the plot we […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Sometimes You Win, Sometimes You Lose, Sometimes It Rains

    [THE HANGOVER] Sometimes You Win, Sometimes You Lose, Sometimes It Rains

    June 16, 2008 at 10:00 am 4 comments

    THE GOOD: Give us a second….hold on….nope. We got nothin’. THE BAD: Losing 2 hours and 55 minutes of our lives that we will never get back. THE TELLING: The Rays drew 79,393 fans for the 3-game series against the Marlins. Last year, the Rays drew only 56,123 for the […]