01. Players

  • [NEW STADIUM] Mayor’s Support For New Stadium May Hinge On Name Change To ‘St. Pete Rays’

    [NEW STADIUM] Mayor’s Support For New Stadium May Hinge On Name Change To ‘St. Pete Rays’

    March 3, 2008 at 1:16 pm 8 comments

    St. Petersburg mayor Rick Baker wrote an Op-Ed piece for the St. Pete Times, concerning his decision to withhold endorsement of the Tampa Bay Rays’ proposed waterfront stadium. Baker urges the public to be patient as he and the city council evaluate all issues concerning the proposal before they decide […]

     
  • [EVAN LONGORIA] Dirtbag-O-Meter: 28 Days Until Opening Day

    [EVAN LONGORIA] Dirtbag-O-Meter: 28 Days Until Opening Day

    March 3, 2008 at 11:04 am 0 comments

    We call him The Dirtbag because of how he plays and because he played college ball at Long Beach State whose baseball team has the coolest mascot in sports…The Dirtbags. The biggest question mark for the Tampa Bay Rays in Spring Training is whether or not Evan Longoria will be […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Jeff Niemann Suffers In Spring Debut With Kazitus

    [THE HANGOVER] Jeff Niemann Suffers In Spring Debut With Kazitus

    March 3, 2008 at 9:52 am 0 comments

    Tampa Bay Rays (28 days until Opening Day) Yesterday: Tampa Bay Rays 7, Pirates 5. The Rays are now 3-0 after starting the 2007 spring schedule 1-14. DEVIL RAYS WEBTOPIA… Jeff Niemann did not allow a run yesterday in his first spring appearance, but it took him 33 pitches to […]

     
  • [TWO STEPS OR DIE] Joe Maddon Is Becoming The Manager We Always Hoped He Could Be

    [TWO STEPS OR DIE] Joe Maddon Is Becoming The Manager We Always Hoped He Could Be

    March 2, 2008 at 1:17 pm 1 comment

    Two Steps or Die: The Maddon Extension Watch will run every Sunday… Last year the Tampa Bay Rays picked up Joe Maddon‘s two-year option. In reality it was a one-year deal as few teams are willing to enter a season with a manager that only has one year left on […]

     
  • [EVAN LONGORIA] Dirtbag-O-Meter: 29 Days Until Opening Day

    [EVAN LONGORIA] Dirtbag-O-Meter: 29 Days Until Opening Day

    March 2, 2008 at 12:43 pm 0 comments

    We call him The Dirtbag because of how he plays and because he played college ball at Long Beach State whose baseball team has the coolest mascot in sports…The Dirtbags. The biggest question mark for the Tampa Bay Ray in Spring Training is whether or not Evan Longoria will be […]

     
  • [THE SUNDAY MORNING REVOLUTION] Jeff Niemann Makes His Case Today

    [THE SUNDAY MORNING REVOLUTION] Jeff Niemann Makes His Case Today

    March 2, 2008 at 11:23 am 0 comments

    Tampa Bay Devil Dogs (29 days until opening day) DRG here again to get you through the weekend… Tampa Bay Rays 5, Blue Jays 2. DEVIL DOGS WEBTOPIA… Jeff Niemann will get his first spring start today. Eric Hinske will be in left field, with Ben Zobrist at second and […]

     
  • [THE SATURDAY AFTERNOON REVOLUTION] Joe Maddon Is Infatuated With Edwin Jackson

    [THE SATURDAY AFTERNOON REVOLUTION] Joe Maddon Is Infatuated With Edwin Jackson

    March 1, 2008 at 1:11 pm 0 comments

    Tampa Bay Devil Dogs (30 days until opening day) DRG here again to get you through the weekend… Just the links for now. I have a few things coming up later. DEVIL DOGS WEBTOPIA… The Rays are at home today against the Jays. One surprise in the lineup as Cliff […]

     
  • [HAPPY HOUR] BJ Upton’s New Role: Coverboy

    [HAPPY HOUR] BJ Upton’s New Role: Coverboy

    February 29, 2008 at 4:35 pm 5 comments

    Tampa Bay Rays (30.5 days until Opening Day) Went out to check the mail today and we were surprised with quite a little present. That my friends is the Tampa Bay Rays’ very own BJ Upton along with his brother Justin Upton of the D-Backs. And no, this is not […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Christmas In February For James Houser

    [THE HANGOVER] Christmas In February For James Houser

    February 29, 2008 at 10:23 am 3 comments

    Tampa Bay Rays (31 days until Opening Day) The Rays and James Houser have found a loophole in his suspension. The Rays added the Sarasota native to their 40-man roster in November to protect him from being taken in the Rule 5 draft, and that move apparently trumps the suspension, […]

     
  • [HAPPY HOUR] Jeff Niemann Will Get An Early Look In Spring Training

    [HAPPY HOUR] Jeff Niemann Will Get An Early Look In Spring Training

    February 28, 2008 at 7:04 pm 4 comments

    Tampa Bay Rays (31 and a half days until Opening Day) The Rays have released their pitching schedule for the next few days, including all pitchers that are scheduled to take the mound tomorrow, Saturday and Sunday and the starting pitchers for Monday and Tuesday. Friday at RedsRays—Jackson, Hammel, Sonnanstine, […]