Greg Norton

  • [THE HANGOVER] The Word "Commitment" Confuses Marc Topkin

    [THE HANGOVER] The Word "Commitment" Confuses Marc Topkin

    January 22, 2008 at 9:21 am 0 comments

    Tampa Bay Rays (23 days until pitchers and catchers report)We have other things to write about later today, so we won’t waste an entire post on Marc Topkin’s latest piece. Rather we will just bitch about it here. In the piece,”Rays paying it forward“, Topkin suggests that the recent contracts […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The Word "Commitment" Confuses Marc Topkin

    [THE HANGOVER] The Word "Commitment" Confuses Marc Topkin

    January 22, 2008 at 9:21 am 13 comments

    Tampa Bay Rays (23 days until pitchers and catchers report)We have other things to write about later today, so we won’t waste an entire post on Marc Topkin’s latest piece. Rather we will just bitch about it here. In the piece,”Rays paying it forward“, Topkin suggests that the recent contracts […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Justin Ruggiano Powers Team USA To Top Seed

    [THE HANGOVER] Justin Ruggiano Powers Team USA To Top Seed

    November 15, 2007 at 10:22 am 0 comments

    Team USA 10, Chinese Taipei 7.Justin Ruggiano and Evan Longoria helped Team USA clinch the top seed in the quarterfinals by leading the team to a win over Taipei in the final game of group play. Ruggiano went 3-5, hitting 2 home runs and driving in 5. He had an […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] There Are No Carl Crawford Rumors To Deny

    [THE HANGOVER] There Are No Carl Crawford Rumors To Deny

    November 14, 2007 at 11:05 am 0 comments

    Team USA 4, South Africa 2.Evan Longoria went 1-4 with a triple and Justin Ruggiano went 0-4 as Team USA moved to 5-1 and clinched a spot in the World Cup quarterfinals. They have one final game in the preliminary round versus Taipei with the quarterfinals set to played on […]

     
  • The Hangover: The Rays Claim Two Bad Knees Off Of Waivers

    The Hangover: The Rays Claim Two Bad Knees Off Of Waivers

    October 26, 2007 at 12:12 pm 3 comments

    Devil Rays (66-96)Since when do the Rays need another outfielder with a history of leg problems and since when do the Rays need fewer experienced arms in the bullpen? The Rays claimed Chris Snelling off of waivers from the A’s. Jay Witasick was released to make room on the roster. […]

     
  • The Hangover: Will Jim Hickey’s Arrest Open Door For Xavier Hernandez?

    The Hangover: Will Jim Hickey’s Arrest Open Door For Xavier Hernandez?

    October 2, 2007 at 8:20 am 4 comments

    Devil Rays (66-96) DEVIL RAYS WEBTOPIA… The Rays 68-94 record was only 2 wins less than their expected final record. [Baseball Musings] Jim Hickey. We guess being the coach of one of the worst pitching staffs ever would be reason to drink, but it is not reason to drive and […]

     
  • The Hangover: Are The Devil Rays Ready To Shake Up The Rotation?

    The Hangover: Are The Devil Rays Ready To Shake Up The Rotation?

    May 19, 2007 at 12:45 pm 0 comments

    Marlins 8, Devil Rays 4.In baseball, momentum is only as good as tomorrow’s starting pitcher. The adage was never more evident than last night. The Rays came into the Marlins series riding high on a 4-game winning streak, their longest of the season and by the end of the third […]

     
  • The Hangover: Delmon Young Is Heating Up

    The Hangover: Delmon Young Is Heating Up

    May 18, 2007 at 11:54 am 0 comments

    Devil Rays 8, Rangers 6.Forgve us for getting all “scouty” on you, but we just want to take a moment to point out how smart a hitter Delmon Young is becoming. Here is the pitch sequence before his walk-off home run in the 10th inning. Fastball up and in…Ball 1 […]

     
  • The Hangover: The Rays May Never Come Home

    The Hangover: The Rays May Never Come Home

    May 17, 2007 at 10:30 am 0 comments

    Devil Rays 11, Rangers 8.Last night’s win marked the first time since August 23 of last season that the Rays have won 3 straight. That 3 game streak also came at the hands of Rangers at the Trop when Tampa Bay won the the first 3 of a 4-game set. […]

     
  • The Hangover: Hey Rays. You Just Won One in A Row. Where Are You Going?

    The Hangover: Hey Rays. You Just Won One in A Row. Where Are You Going?

    May 15, 2007 at 11:03 am 2 comments

    Yesterday our performance was about as effective as Seth McClung in pretty much any role above AAA. We speculated that the Rays would have to soon decide between keeping Carlos Pena or Greg Norton on the major league roster. We did not consider that Greg Norton cannot be sent down […]