01. Players

  • [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 […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Speed Kills: Rays Got It, White Sox Don’t

    [THE HANGOVER] Speed Kills: Rays Got It, White Sox Don’t

    October 4, 2008 at 9:43 am 4 comments

    Click on above images to be taken to full standings, boxscores or schedule… THE GOOD: Speed. The Rays have it and the White Sox don’t. Game 2 marked the first time ever that Carl Crawford, BJ Upton and Fernando Perez started together in the outfield. Add Rocco Baldelli at DH […]

     
  • [TAMPA BAY RAYS] A Fitting 3rd Anniversary Indeed

    [TAMPA BAY RAYS] A Fitting 3rd Anniversary Indeed

    October 3, 2008 at 11:45 pm 1 comment

    Apparently the gift for a 3rd anniversary is “ALDS WIN”. Tonight the Rays took a 2-0 lead in the ALDS and for some reason that seems secondary to what we should really be celebrating. Today (we think…we might be off by a day) marks the 3rd anniversary of the day […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Maddon Still Undecided About RF And DH For Game 2

    [THE HANGOVER] Maddon Still Undecided About RF And DH For Game 2

    October 3, 2008 at 10:04 am 4 comments

    Click on above images to be taken to full standings, boxscores or schedule… Best and most telling quote we have read yet about the Rays first playoff game comes from Her Rays: You know what was really refreshing about this game. It was the playoffs and the Rays still looked […]

     
  • [HAPPY HOUR] Dirtbag Powers Rays To Game 1 Win

    [HAPPY HOUR] Dirtbag Powers Rays To Game 1 Win

    October 2, 2008 at 8:02 pm 10 comments

    THE GOOD: Evan Longoria. Dirtbag became just the second player to homer in each of his first 2 playoff at bats. The first player to accomplish this feat was Gary Gaetti. Coincidentally, Gaetti was Longoria’s hitting coach at triple-A Durham…The Bullpen (again). Grant Balfour came in with 1 out in […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Barring Last-Second Appeal By Hank Steinbrenner, Rays Open Playoffs Today

    [THE HANGOVER] Barring Last-Second Appeal By Hank Steinbrenner, Rays Open Playoffs Today

    October 2, 2008 at 9:24 am 6 comments

    Click on above images to be taken to full standings, boxscores or schedule… We wrote an ALDS preview for the fine folks over at The Hardball Times. As usual, we like to call these guest spots “Rays Index on amphetamines” as they tend to be a little longer than what […]

     
  • [HAPPY HOUR] Percival Likely Off Roster For ALDS

    [HAPPY HOUR] Percival Likely Off Roster For ALDS

    October 1, 2008 at 4:28 pm 18 comments

    [Update: 7:05pm] The White Sox have set their rotation. After game 1 starter Javier Vazquez, the Sox will go with Mark Buehrle in game 2, John Danks in game 3 and Gavin Floyd in game 4, if necessary. Also, Carlos Quentin has been left off the White Sox roster. [Update: […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Rays May Have To Choose Between Crawford And Percival

    [THE HANGOVER] Rays May Have To Choose Between Crawford And Percival

    September 30, 2008 at 9:26 am 20 comments

    Online Surveys & Market Research DEVIL DOGS WEBTOPIA… In case you missed it yesterday afternoon, we ran a bunch of “Webtopia” links in the evening “Happy Hour” feature. [Rays Index] If the Rays decide to carry Carl Crawford on the postseason roster, they could choose to go with only 10 […]

     
  • [HAPPY HOUR] Crawford Participates In Instructional League Game, Reports No Pain

    [HAPPY HOUR] Crawford Participates In Instructional League Game, Reports No Pain

    September 29, 2008 at 6:01 pm 4 comments

    [Update: 8:24pm] The White Sox put away the Tigers 8-2. The Rays post-season opponent will now be determined tomorrow at 7:30 ET in a 1-game playoff. [Update: 7:26pm] Gary Glover’s first pitch was a grand slam for Chicago. About right. 6-2 White Sox. [Update: 7:24pm] White Sox have tied the […]