Tailgating

  • Tailgating Game 8: Rays (4-3) At Royals (2-3)

    Tailgating Game 8: Rays (4-3) At Royals (2-3)

    April 7, 2014 at 3:40 pm 2 comments

    Playing A Little Pepper… David DeJesus is not in tonight’s lineup. However, that may have to do more with the Royals starting a lefty and Joe Maddon wanting to get Sean Rodriguez in the lineup…The Rays are 3-13 all-time in Road openers and 2-6 under Joe Maddon. However, over the […]

     
  • Tailgating With The Rays: Rays (4-2) Vs Rangers (2-3)

    Tailgating With The Rays: Rays (4-2) Vs Rangers (2-3)

    April 6, 2014 at 12:07 pm 1 comment

    Playing A Little Pepper… The Rangers activated Yu Darvish today from the disabled list to face the Rays…David DeJesus will DH again today but is expected to return to the field in Kansas City on Monday…Brandon Guyer won the Al Lopez Award, given to the Rays’ most outstanding rookie during […]

     
  • Tailgating With The Rays: Game 6

    April 5, 2014 at 6:12 pm 0 comments

    Playing A Little Pepper… If you missed it earlier, the Rays announced a 2-year extension for Yunel Escobar that could keep him with the club through the 2017 season…Tonight is Wil Myers bobblehead night. It does look like Myers except maybe it needs to look a little more out of […]

     
  • Tailgating With The Rays: Game 5

    Tailgating With The Rays: Game 5

    April 4, 2014 at 5:18 pm 0 comments

    Playing A Little Pepper… Juan Carlos Oviedo has been sent on a rehab assignment to the Durham Bulls, presumably to rehab his broken Visa…The Rays have just one home run, but they are still 7th in the AL in slugging. The Rays do lead the AL with 11 doubles…The Rays […]

     
  • Tailgating With The Rays: Happy Birthday To Us

    Tailgating With The Rays: Happy Birthday To Us

    April 3, 2014 at 3:23 pm 1 comment

    Anniversary This little website was born on this date eight years ago. April 3, 2006 was also Joe Maddon’s first game as a manager of the Rays. The photo at right (via the Tampa Bay Rays) is from that game. Playing A Little Pepper… After Sunday’s game, the Rays will […]

     
  • Tailgating With The Rays: Game 3

    Tailgating With The Rays: Game 3

    April 2, 2014 at 3:08 pm 12 comments

    Playing A Little Pepper… Was told that attendance tonight and tomorrow will look like yesterday (bad) but will be much better this weekend…We never got around to posting this, but here are the Rays fans at last night’s game using Rock-Paper-Scissors to decide who got the bat that flew into […]

     
  • Tailgating With The Rays: Game 2

    Tailgating With The Rays: Game 2

    April 1, 2014 at 5:26 pm 2 comments

    Playing A Little Pepper… As part of a promotion called “Rays Fans For Life,” 12 babies born at Bayfront Baby Place will each receive 4 tickets to all future Rays home openers…If you want to propose to somebody at Tropicana Field, it will cost you $500, one of the most […]

     
  • Tailgating With The Rays: Opening Day Notes

    Tailgating With The Rays: Opening Day Notes

    March 31, 2014 at 2:18 pm 0 comments

    They’re baaaacccckkkk! Playing A Little Pepper… Today is the 17th Opening Day in Tampa Bay (Devil) Rays history. They are 8-8 in game one overall and 3-5 under Joe Maddon…The last time the Rays opened up against the Blue Jays was 2005…The Rays will raise the 2013 Wild Card banner […]

     
  • Tailgating Game 4 Of The ALDS: Rays Playoff Games Drawing Huge Crowds On TV

    October 8, 2013 at 5:30 pm 1 comment

    Playing A Little Pepper… There were a few hundred tickets available this afternoon for game 4, but it is expected to sell out…At its peak, 395,000 homes in the Bay Area were tuned to TBS for game 3 on Monday night. That is more than 300,000 more than the average […]

     
  • Tailgating ALDS Game 3: Huge Television Ratings For Games 1 and 2

    Tailgating ALDS Game 3: Huge Television Ratings For Games 1 and 2

    October 7, 2013 at 3:18 pm 0 comments

    Playing A Little Pepper… Today’s game is sold out. There are still tickets available for tomorrow’s game. Since 2008, the Rays are 54-24 when playing at home in front of a crowd of at least 30,000. That’s the equivalent of a 112-50 record over a full season…Julianna Zobrist will sing […]