Tailgating

  • Tailgating Game 125: Wil Myers Not Ready To Be Activated

    Tailgating Game 125: Wil Myers Not Ready To Be Activated

    August 19, 2014 at 3:45 pm 4 comments

    .@sweetswingin20 dropped in for @DAVIDprice14 presser to ask how he planned to attack #Rays hitters: pic.twitter.com/tH5oS4CI38 — Tampa Bay Rays (@RaysBaseball) August 19, 2014 Playing A Little Pepper… Wil Myers has not been activated as hoped and is in the lineup tonight for the Durham Bulls. What makes this decision […]

     
  • Tailgating Game 124: Newspaper Headlines Rip Joe Maddon

    Tailgating Game 124: Newspaper Headlines Rip Joe Maddon

    August 17, 2014 at 11:22 am 11 comments

    Playing A Little Pepper… Do a Google search for “Joe Maddon rips Rays fans” and you will get a million hits today. I’ve been critical of the Rays criticizing the fans in the past, but saying Maddon “ripped” the fans is a bit of a stretch. Here is the quote: […]

     
  • Tailgating Game 122: Rays Look To Complete A Historic Comeback

    Tailgating Game 122: Rays Look To Complete A Historic Comeback

    August 15, 2014 at 4:00 pm 9 comments

    Playing A Little Pepper… Desmond Jennings is back in the lineup, missing the last 2 games because of a sore shoulder…The Rays would love a sweep of the Yankees, but can live with winning 2 out of 3. What they cannot do is lose this series…If the Rays win tonight, […]

     
  • Tailgating Game 121: Rays (59-61) At Rangers (47-73)

    Tailgating Game 121: Rays (59-61) At Rangers (47-73)

    August 14, 2014 at 5:34 pm 0 comments

    Playing A Little Pepper… no pepper tonight Game Graph… [Will be up at game time] Source: FanGraphs Lineup… Brandon Guyer, LF Flash Jennings, RF Evan Longoria, 3B James Loney, 1B Sean Rodriguez, 3B Yunel Escobar, SS Logan Forsythe, 2B Jose Molina, C Kevin Kiermaier, CF Jake Odorizzi, SP   Likes(0)Dislikes(0)

     
  • Tailgating Game 120 : Brandon Gomes Promoted

    Tailgating Game 120 : Brandon Gomes Promoted

    August 13, 2014 at 5:17 pm 0 comments

    Playing A Little Pepper… With the bullpen being forced to throw 7.2 innings during last night’s 14-inning marathon, the Rays have promoted Brandon Gomes. He will take the spot of Cole Figueroa who was demoted back to Durham. Figueroa had played in just 11 games since the All-Star break. He […]

     
  • Tailgating Game 119: Prospect Josh Sale Has Been Suspended … Again

    Tailgating Game 119: Prospect Josh Sale Has Been Suspended … Again

    August 12, 2014 at 4:13 pm 3 comments

    Playing A Little Pepper… Outfield prospect Josh Sale, the Rays’ first-round pick in the 2010 draft, has been suspended for failing his second test for a drug of abuse. This is the third suspension for Sale. He missed the entire 2013 season finishing up a 50-game suspension for testing positive […]

     
  • Tailgating Game 118: Rays (57-60) At Rangers (46-71)

    August 11, 2014 at 4:04 pm 5 comments

    Playing A Little Pepper… Brian Anderson has this series off. Todd Kalas will be in the booth with Dewayne Staats…The Rays pitchers struck out the Cubs 44 times, tying the record for most strikeouts in a 3-game series. It had been achieved three times previously…The Rays are now 18-5 in their last […]

     
  • Tailgating Game 117: Rays (57-59) At Cubs (49-66)

    Tailgating Game 117: Rays (57-59) At Cubs (49-66)

    August 10, 2014 at 11:47 am 3 comments

    Playing A Little Pepper… The Rays are now 18-4 in their last 22 road games…The Rays are now a half-game behind Cleveland for 5th place in the Wild Card race and 5.5 games behind the Royals (6 in the loss column)…David Price makes his second start for the Tigers today…Wrigley […]

     
  • Tailgating Game 116: An Interesting Wrinkle In New Fauxback Uniforms

    Tailgating Game 116: An Interesting Wrinkle In New Fauxback Uniforms

    August 9, 2014 at 1:47 pm 3 comments

    Playing A Little Pepper… Above is the latest look at tomorrow’s new “road fauxback” uniform via Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times. Notice that the pants are powder blue. But more importantly, the pants are sansabelt! The beltless look was popular back in the 1970s and the Rays’ first […]

     
  • Tailgating Game 115: A Rare Trip To Wrigley Field

    Tailgating Game 115: A Rare Trip To Wrigley Field

    August 8, 2014 at 1:06 pm 7 comments

    Playing A Little Pepper… Tampa Bay Baseball Market took a closer look at some of the television and attendance numbers we posted earlier this week. In particular, it looks at how well the Rays compare to the Orioles…Today is the first trip to Wrigley field for the Rays since 2003 […]