Dirk Hayhurst

  • The Rays Combat Coaching Corps

    The Rays Combat Coaching Corps

    March 16, 2011 at 12:00 pm 8 comments

    Our correspondent and Afrologist, Jordi Scrubbings, is back with another sensible take on things that drive most of us nuts… During my time in the military, I could always tell how good a unit was by watching the interaction between the commanding officer and the non-commissioned officers (sergeants and the […]

     
  • Jennings, Chirinos, Hayhurst, Beckham Among Latest Cuts

    March 15, 2011 at 2:33 pm 28 comments

    The Rays made their latest, and biggest set of cuts so far this spring. The only surprise on the list (via Marc Topkin)  might be Dirk Hayhurst, who seemed like a legitimate candidate for one of the final bullpen spots. The other big names on the cut list today are […]

     
  • The RI Book Club: ‘The Bullpen Gospels’

    The RI Book Club: ‘The Bullpen Gospels’

    March 12, 2011 at 11:12 am 11 comments

    It has been my experience with groups like this that the more rules you institute, the more people are going to be turned off and turned away, even if just subconsciously. So to start, I’m going to talk a little bit about the book. Some of my favorite passages. My […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Joyce Against Lee, Road Squads And A 5-Man Infield

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Joyce Against Lee, Road Squads And A 5-Man Infield

    March 7, 2011 at 8:06 am 3 comments

    The GBT – The Good, The Bad and The Telling sandwich, where The Bad is nice and lean and the The Telling is ripe. THE GOOD: Sweet Swingin’. Matt Joyce got the start in right field against Cliff Lee, maybe the best left-hander in baseball. And in his first at […]

     
  • Win The “Rejected Garfoose” Card!

    Win The “Rejected Garfoose” Card!

    March 2, 2011 at 9:09 pm 8 comments

    Yesterday was a road game for the Rays. But Dirk Hayhurst, not scheduled to pitch was back at the Rays complex when he had a bizarre run-in with an autograph hunter. Here, we’ll let Hayhurst tell the story (via Twitter). Oh, and as quick background for those not familiar. Hayhurst […]

     
  • Price And Hayhurst From FanFest (Video)

    February 21, 2011 at 9:43 am 12 comments

    Here is a video clip that comes to us from Saturday’s FanFest, (via The Tampa Sports Guy). Our two favorite moments… At the 10-second mark, David Price explains why he throws hard: “I really feel like the reason I throw hard is because I throw hard.” And when the crowd […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss THAT Guy, Mrs. Garfoose And The Joyce Plan

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss THAT Guy, Mrs. Garfoose And The Joyce Plan

    February 11, 2011 at 7:22 am 9 comments

    So yesterday we heard from Joe Maddon (via The Ray Area) that Matt Joyce will not be an everyday player at the start of the season. Rather, Joe Maddon will ease Joyce into the lineup with occasional starts versus “reverse-split lefties” (lefties that are harder on right-handed hitters than they […]

     
  • Introducing The RI Baseball Book Club

    Introducing The RI Baseball Book Club

    February 2, 2011 at 11:00 am 16 comments

    This is inspired by one of our favorite bloggers, Dustin Parkes, who has started a baseball book club in Toronto. But unlike Parkes, we won’t hold public meetings. Rather, we’d like to conduct the RI Book Club here, amongst the interwebs. How it will work… At the beginning of each […]

     
  • The Person Missing From The Manny-Damon Presser

    The Person Missing From The Manny-Damon Presser

    February 2, 2011 at 10:00 am 2 comments

    We were wondering why Dirk Hayhurst wasn’t introduced at yesterday’s press conference along with Manny Ramirez and Johnny Damon. But then we saw this picture. We must have just missed it… Likes(0)Dislikes(0)

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss ManDam, McGee’s Role And A Word From Garfoose

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss ManDam, McGee’s Role And A Word From Garfoose

    January 24, 2011 at 7:04 am 5 comments

    Maybe the most interesting part of the Manny Ramirez and Johnny Damon signings is that the Rays would not sign one if the other said “no” as reported by Ken Rosenthal. This suggests that Manny and Damon were the key to whether or not the Rays would make a push […]