01. Players

  • [THE HANGOVER] Troy Percival Mentors Young Players From California

    [THE HANGOVER] Troy Percival Mentors Young Players From California

    October 13, 2008 at 8:27 am 1 comment

    Click on above images to be taken to full standings, box scores or schedule… THE GOOD: Dan Wheeler. All we can do is tip our cap. The second inning of work scared us. The third inning terrified us. But four innings? Huge…Evan Longoria. Longoria rediscovered his confidence between games 1 […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] And So It Begins

    [THE HANGOVER] And So It Begins

    October 10, 2008 at 8:41 am 4 comments

    Click on above images to be taken to full standings, box scores or schedule… Just the links this morning…We have a plane to catch. But don’t worry, we have a couple of posts lined up and ready to go, including the latest from the “Pepper” series. See you guys tonight. […]

     
  • [HAPPY HOUR] Edwin Jackson Is Added To Playoff Roster

    [HAPPY HOUR] Edwin Jackson Is Added To Playoff Roster

    October 9, 2008 at 7:27 pm 2 comments

    THE TELLING: There was a lot of discussion as to whether Eric Hinske or Fernando Perez would be left off the roster in the ALCS. We are not sure why it was even a question. Joe Maddon needs Perez on the roster. When Jon Lester starts for the Red Sox, […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] 2008 Tampa Bay Rays: Well Thought Out, Well Planned And Perfectly Executed

    [THE HANGOVER] 2008 Tampa Bay Rays: Well Thought Out, Well Planned And Perfectly Executed

    October 9, 2008 at 9:54 am 3 comments

    Click on above images to be taken to full standings, box scores or schedule… This piece by John Romano goes above the fold today. A must read…Joe Maddon is a manager that is not big on team meetings, but there were three this season that set the tone for the […]

     
  • [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 […]