Tailgating

  • Tailgating Game 159

    Tailgating Game 159

    September 25, 2014 at 3:38 pm 1 comment

    Playing A Little Pepper… Acording to Marc Topkin, Dave Martinez says he has not been contacted by the Astros. This conflicts with a report by Ken Rosenthal saying the Astros have called Martinez. This could be a matter of semantics as it is possible the Astros simply called Martinez’ agent […]

     
  • Tailgating Game 158: Dave Martinez Spoke With Astros About Managerial Position

    Tailgating Game 158: Dave Martinez Spoke With Astros About Managerial Position

    September 24, 2014 at 4:33 pm 0 comments

    Playing A Little Pepper… Dave Martinez has taken the first step towards becoming the next manager of the Houston Astros. He is one of at least five candidates the Astros have spoken with on the phone according to Ken Rosenthal. I recently explained why Martinez should be a heavy favorite […]

     
  • Tailgating Game 156: A Rare Meaningless Game Against The Red Sox

    Tailgating Game 156: A Rare Meaningless Game Against The Red Sox

    September 23, 2014 at 3:35 pm 0 comments

    Playing A Little Pepper… The Rays begin a 3-game series in Fenway Park tonight. This is the first series between the two teams since 2006 in which both teams were mathematically eliminated from the playoffs. The Yankees are not yet eliminated but could be as early as tomorrow. When that […]

     
  • Tailgating Game 154: Minor League Awards Announced

    Tailgating Game 154: Minor League Awards Announced

    September 19, 2014 at 3:59 pm 0 comments

    Playing A Little Pepper… Outfielder Johnny Field, the Rays’ 5th round pick in the 2013 draft, was named the Rays’ Minor League Player of the Year. He split the season between Bowling Green and Charlotte and hit .300 with a .376 OBP, 12 home runs and 23 stolen bases. Blake […]

     
  • Tailgating Game 153: Joe Girardi Goes On Nonsensical Rant Against Rays Pitchers

    Tailgating Game 153: Joe Girardi Goes On Nonsensical Rant Against Rays Pitchers

    September 17, 2014 at 3:55 pm 5 comments

    Playing A Little Pepper… This morning we discussed Joe Girardi losing his god damned mind during last night’s game both before, and especially after, Derek Jeter was hit by a pitch. Well, he didn’t stop after the game, accusing Rays pitchers of not knowing how to pitch inside. Well, as […]

     
  • Tailgating Game 152: An Ugly Record For The Rays And A Cute Moment With Elderly Fan

    Tailgating Game 152: An Ugly Record For The Rays And A Cute Moment With Elderly Fan

    September 16, 2014 at 3:41 pm 2 comments

    Playing A Little Pepper… The Rays and Yankees set an ugly record last night when their game took 3 hours and 28 minutes, the longest 9-inning, 1-0 game in MLB history, nearly 2 hours longer than the White Sox and Senators took to do the same thing in 1943 (1 […]

     
  • Tailgating Game 151: The Debut Of Nick Franklin?

    Tailgating Game 151: The Debut Of Nick Franklin?

    September 15, 2014 at 4:16 pm 1 comment

    Playing A Little Pepper… So much for retiring BJ Upton’s #2. Nick Franklin will wear the number for the Rays. Surprisingly, Franklin is not in the lineup tonight. Franklin does tend to struggle a bit versus lefties so Joe Maddon may prefer to wait until there is a righty on […]

     
  • Tailgating Game 149: An Impressive Debut For Nate Karns And Heartbreak In Durham

    Tailgating Game 149: An Impressive Debut For Nate Karns And Heartbreak In Durham

    September 13, 2014 at 11:25 am 3 comments

    Playing A Little Pepper… Wow. What an impressive debut from Nate Karns. Things looked shaky at first. Karns walked 2 of the first 4 batters he faced and hit one of the others with a curveball that came out early. First game, first inning nerves? Apparently. Because once he settled […]

     
  • Tailgating Game 149: Nate Karns Set To Make Rays Debut

    Tailgating Game 149: Nate Karns Set To Make Rays Debut

    September 12, 2014 at 3:11 pm 2 comments

    Playing A Little Pepper… With the lefty J.A. Happ on the mound for the Blue Jays, Joe Maddon has unleashed his right-handed lineup but with Ben Zobrist in center field and leading off…Nate Karns is making his first start with the Rays. In 27 starts with the Durham Bulls, Karns […]

     
  • Tailgating Game 147: Once Again The Rays Did Something Not Seen In A Long Time

    Tailgating Game 147: Once Again The Rays Did Something Not Seen In A Long Time

    September 11, 2014 at 4:15 pm 1 comment

    Playing A Little Pepper… 146 down, 16 to go…Last night’s game was the first in Major League Baseball since 2007 in which one starter lasted just 0.1 innings and his team still won the game…The Rays need to win 1 of their final 4 games against the Yankees to win […]