01. Players

  • [PAPA JOE] Joe Maddon Appreciates Good Wine And Horrible Suits

    [PAPA JOE] Joe Maddon Appreciates Good Wine And Horrible Suits

    October 15, 2008 at 12:51 pm 5 comments

    We were watching TBS’ post-game coverage last night when we first saw this video clip. Our first reaction was to spit out a mouth full of red wine (in honor of the Red Sox demise) in a fit of laughter. Our second reaction was a state of panic hoping somebody […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Maybe Rays Should Install One Of Those ‘Monster’ Things

    [THE HANGOVER] Maybe Rays Should Install One Of Those ‘Monster’ Things

    October 15, 2008 at 10:02 am 10 comments

    Click on above images to be taken to full standings, box scores or schedule… THE GOOD: The Monster. Think we could get one of those in the Trop for next season? In 2 games the Rays have hit 7 home runs over the Monster and have added many more dents […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Rays Power Past Lester The Invincible

    [THE HANGOVER] Rays Power Past Lester The Invincible

    October 14, 2008 at 9:32 am 8 comments

    THE GOOD: Matt Garza was never dominating, but he was never in real trouble. Despite allowing at least 1 baserunner in each of the first 6 innings and a runner on at least 2nd base with less than 2 outs in each of the first 3 innings, Garza was able […]

     
  • [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 […]