01. Players

  • [EVAN LONGORIA] Dirtbag-O-Meter: 24 Days Until Opening Day

    [EVAN LONGORIA] Dirtbag-O-Meter: 24 Days Until Opening Day

    March 7, 2008 at 11:19 am 1 comment

    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] Another Rain-Shortened Game Means Less Work For Pitchers

    [THE HANGOVER] Another Rain-Shortened Game Means Less Work For Pitchers

    March 7, 2008 at 10:45 am 0 comments

    Tampa Bay Rays (24 days until Opening Day) Yesterday: Tampa Bay Rays 6, Philies 4. Akinori Iwamura and Carlos Pena went deep. James Shields started, going three innings. He allowed 6 hits and 2 runs, both on a home run. Willy Aybar came on late and played first base making […]

     
  • [PAPA JOE MADDON] Joe Maddon: Then And Now

    [PAPA JOE MADDON] Joe Maddon: Then And Now

    March 6, 2008 at 12:51 pm 13 comments

    Long before Joe Maddon became the fourth manager in the short history of the Tampa Bay Rays, Lil’ Joe was a bright-eyed two-sport athlete at Lafayette College. Click on any image to see a larger version… Maddon attended Lafayette from 1972-1976, where he was originally recruited as a football player. […]

     
  • [EVAN LONGORIA] Dirtbag-O-Meter: 25 Days Until Opening Day

    [EVAN LONGORIA] Dirtbag-O-Meter: 25 Days Until Opening Day

    March 6, 2008 at 11:45 am 1 comment

    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] Rays Playing With New-Found Intensity

    [THE HANGOVER] Rays Playing With New-Found Intensity

    March 6, 2008 at 1:49 am 2 comments

    Tampa Bay Rays (25 days until Opening Day) Yesterday: Houston 8, Tampa Bay Rays 4. Jason Hammel started. He worked three innings, allowing 2 runs (1 earned) on 4 hits, but did not walk a batter. Reid Brignac made his first spring appearance going 0-2. Scott Dohmann’s shot at a […]

     
  • [EVAN LONGORIA] Dirtbag-O-Meter: 26 Days Until Opening Day

    [EVAN LONGORIA] Dirtbag-O-Meter: 26 Days Until Opening Day

    March 5, 2008 at 11:33 am 1 comment

    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] Joe Maddon Sees A Different Edwin Jackson This Spring

    [THE HANGOVER] Joe Maddon Sees A Different Edwin Jackson This Spring

    March 5, 2008 at 9:08 am 0 comments

    Tampa Bay Rays (26 days until Opening Day) Yesterday: Tampa Bay Rays vs Twins. Canceled due to rain. Prior to being called, Edwin Jackson pitched three scoreless innings, allowing 3 hits, striking out 1 and walking none. Jackson has now pitched 5 scoreless innings and has yet to walk a […]

     
  • [EVAN LONGORIA] Dirtbag-O-Meter: 27 Days Until Opening Day

    [EVAN LONGORIA] Dirtbag-O-Meter: 27 Days Until Opening Day

    March 4, 2008 at 11:02 am 1 comment

    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] Matt Garza Disappointed In Rays Debut

    [THE HANGOVER] Matt Garza Disappointed In Rays Debut

    March 4, 2008 at 9:54 am 2 comments

    Tampa Bay Rays (27 days until Opening Day) Yesterday: Tampa Bay Rays 10, Detroit 9.The Rays are now 4-0 after starting the 2007 spring season 1-14. Willy Aybar started at third going 2-3 with 2 RBI, but committed his first error. That was the Rays’ first error in four games. […]

     
  • [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 […]