Jordi Scrubbings

  • Toe Nash’s Unfinished Story

    Toe Nash’s Unfinished Story

    June 30, 2014 at 11:36 am 5 comments

    This Sunday, ESPN Outside the Lines ran a short segment on former Devil Rays prospect Gregory “Toe” Nash. If you haven’t seen it, here is the link. It’s short, only 6:30 minutes, and well worth your time. I’ve mentioned Nash a few times on this site. The first time, I […]

     
  • Of Don Zimmer, Dreams, and Heartbreaks

    Of Don Zimmer, Dreams, and Heartbreaks

    June 5, 2014 at 2:34 pm 1 comment

    In the 1988 movie Field of Dreams, Kevin Coster’s character Ray Kinsella asks Burt Lancaster’s Moonlight Graham, “If you could do anything you wanted, if you could have a wish …” Moonlight Graham’s answer is feel the tingle in his arms as he connects with the ball, to run the […]

     
  • Whether He Stays Or Goes, Josh Lueke Needs To Address His Past

    Whether He Stays Or Goes, Josh Lueke Needs To Address His Past

    April 29, 2014 at 10:51 am 9 comments

    Jordi Scrubbings is back with his latest on the Raysiverse… A few days ago, Cork wrote his thoughts on Josh Lueke and the Deadspin article on Lueke’s checkered past. If you haven’t read it yet, please do. In the end, Cork suggests it is time for the Rays to cut […]

     
  • Standing On The Porch By The Bay

    Standing On The Porch By The Bay

    April 14, 2014 at 2:25 pm 4 comments

    [Jordi Scubbings is back with his latest take on all things Rays] … Drinking a beer, watching the Rays. Before the Rays finish their first lengthy road trip of the season, I want to talk about what’s new at the home of the Rays. There is no doubt most Rays […]

     
  • Jordi at the Winter Meetings

    Jordi at the Winter Meetings

    December 9, 2013 at 2:44 am 0 comments

    For the third time since I moved to Tampa in 2006, this week I will be making the drive to Orlando to attend the Baseball Winter Meetings. Each time I’ve gone, I’ve written about the experience. The first time, I was in awe of the Major Leaguers and baseball personalities […]

     
  • Mariano Rivera and the Face of Victory

    Mariano Rivera and the Face of Victory

    November 16, 2013 at 9:11 am 3 comments

    Jordi Scrubbings is back with his latest take on baseball and the Raysiverse… In case you missed the hoopla, hoorahs, and heaping helpings of hubble-bubble, Yankees reliever Mariano Rivera retired at the end of the 2013 baseball season. After 19 years in the game playing for only one team and […]

     
  • Getting a Delmon 2.0

    Getting a Delmon 2.0

    September 7, 2013 at 10:00 am 3 comments

    Our correspondent Jordi Scrubbings is back with his latest take on the Raysiverse… For the last years of the Tampa Bay Devil Rays, Delmon Young represented the future. He was Baseball America’s #3 Top Prospect in 2003, 2004, and 2006, and the number one prospect in Minor League Baseball in […]

     
  • Coming Home to the Rays

    Coming Home to the Rays

    March 27, 2013 at 9:07 am 2 comments

    Here is the latest from our correspondent, Jordi Scrubbings… I’ll admit, when I first saw the Rays’ new season slogan I almost got emotional. “Welcome Home” Home. Home means much more to me than usual as I conclude nearly 14 months in Afghanistan. Home is more than where I lay […]

     
  • Happy New Year from a Rays Fan in Afghanistan

    Happy New Year from a Rays Fan in Afghanistan

    January 8, 2013 at 8:20 am 3 comments

    Greetings from cold, frigid Afghanistan, Wow, much has changed since I last wrote. I apologize for being gone for so long. Besides being in the somewhat frozen tundra of Afghanistan and doing my thing out here, I have also been working on my first book, a fictional tale that has […]

     
  • How much winning is enough winning to change fan culture?

    How much winning is enough winning to change fan culture?

    September 10, 2012 at 12:35 pm 5 comments

    Our correspondent Jordi Scrubbings is back with his latest take on the Raysiverse… Like Neil Armstrong when he set foot on the Moon and looked at the Earth, there is a tendency to see things different the farther you are away. You see habits you never noticed in friends, family, […]