Papa Joe Maddon

  • Joe Maddon and the Departure of a Franchise Face

    Joe Maddon and the Departure of a Franchise Face

    October 28, 2014 at 9:12 am 11 comments

    Very few franchises are defined by their manager. Managers are more or less second-guessed dugout dwellers whose job it is to write the lineup card and push the right bullpen buttons. Joe Maddon was more than that. Like Casey Stengel for the 1962 Mets, Maddon was the face of the […]

     
  • The Devil Rays Know How To Be Overdramatic

    The Devil Rays Know How To Be Overdramatic

    November 6, 2007 at 12:50 pm 8 comments

    The time is almost here when the Tampa Bay Devil Rays will announce to the world what we already know. And boy, you would have thought the Rays were set to announce the acquisition of Alex Rodriguez, Johan Santana, Mariano Rivera and the 2008 World Series. New uniforms. New colors. […]

     
  • Joe Maddon Is Too Good For The Rays

    Joe Maddon Is Too Good For The Rays

    October 31, 2007 at 10:51 am 6 comments

    If you were looking for an expert to evaluate the managers in baseball, who is the first source you would turn to? Maxim magazine of course! Maxim has released their list of “The Crappiest Baseball Managers” and the Rays own Joe Maddon comes in at #6. Everybody loves ol’ Joe, […]

     
  • Joe Maddon Knows As Much About The Rays Minor Leaguers As Your Mom

    Joe Maddon Knows As Much About The Rays Minor Leaguers As Your Mom

    August 10, 2007 at 2:06 pm 0 comments

    Joe Maddon commented on minor league relief pitcher Dale Thayer before yesterday’s game. Thayer was recently promoted from AA Montgomery to AAA Durham. Of course, to say he “commented on” is being generous. Rather, it was more like Papa Joe telling us that he knows nothing about Dale Thayer. All […]

     
  • The Hangover: Its Like Selling A Dead Bird To A Blind Kid

    The Hangover: Its Like Selling A Dead Bird To A Blind Kid

    August 6, 2007 at 12:45 pm 0 comments

    Devil Rays @ Detroit Tigers A 3-game set…Tampa Bay is 42-68, 25.5 games back in the AL East…Detroit is 61-49, a half game back in the AL Central…The Rays are 16-35 on the road…Justin Verlander pitches for Detroit tonight. He is 11-4 with a 3.49 ERA…Edwin Jackson takes the mound […]

     
  • The Hangover: Starring Joe Maddon As The Black Knight

    The Hangover: Starring Joe Maddon As The Black Knight

    July 6, 2007 at 9:39 am 0 comments

    Red Sox 15, Devil Rays 4. [They fight until Arthur cuts off Black Knight's left arm] King Arthur: Now, stand aside, worthy adversary! Black Knight: ‘Tis but a scratch! King Arthur: A scratch? Your arm’s off! Black Knight: No, it isn’t! King Arthur: Well, what’s that then? King Arthur: I’ve […]

     
  • The Hangover: Papa Joe And His Rose-Tinted Glasses

    The Hangover: Papa Joe And His Rose-Tinted Glasses

    June 7, 2007 at 10:11 am 0 comments

    Devil Rays 6, Blue Jays 2. We promise not to rant about Scott Kazmir and how he throws too many pitches. We are tired of mentioning it and you are tired of reading about it. So we promise today we won’t mention that Kaz threw 31 pitches in the first […]

     
  • The Hangover: Joe Maddon Is Hunting Wabbits

    The Hangover: Joe Maddon Is Hunting Wabbits

    March 9, 2007 at 9:44 am 0 comments

    The Rays lost again. This time to the Pirates 5-2. There were two big story lines. What may be three-fifths of the rotation after the all-star break, Scott Kazmir, Mitch Talbot and Jeff Niemann all struggled and surrendered runs. The other big story was Dioner Navarro who strained a hamstring […]

     
  • Does Joe Maddon’s mom also tie his shoes?

    Does Joe Maddon’s mom also tie his shoes?

    April 4, 2006 at 5:02 pm 0 comments

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  • Does Joe Maddon’s mom also tie his shoes?

    April 4, 2006 at 4:02 pm 0 comments

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