Tailgating

  • 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 […]

     
  • Tailgating Game : More On The Rays’ Television Ratings

    Tailgating Game : More On The Rays’ Television Ratings

    August 6, 2014 at 12:00 pm 5 comments

    Playing A Little Pepper… Here is a chart I made for my real job. The biggest point for Rays fans is that there are 11 teams with bigger fan base problems than the Rays. The number is probably 12 in reality as the Astros data was not available. The strength […]

     
  • Tailgating Game 113: Rays (54-58) A’s (68-43)

    Tailgating Game 113: Rays (54-58) A’s (68-43)

    August 5, 2014 at 6:12 pm 1 comment

    Playing A Little Pepper… David Price will make his debut for the Tigers tonight in Yankee Stadium. Meanwhile, Drew Smyly will make his first start for the Rays. Game Graph… [Will be up at game time] Source: FanGraphs Lineup… Flash Jennings, CF Ben Zobrist, LF Matt Joyce, DH Evan Longoria, […]

     
  • Tailgating Game 112: Rays Face Six Former Rays On A’s Roster

    Tailgating Game 112: Rays Face Six Former Rays On A’s Roster

    August 4, 2014 at 7:59 pm 3 comments

    Playing A Little Pepper… Sam Fuld, Stephern Vogt, and John Jaso are all in the lineup for the A’s tonight. Overall, the A’s roster has 6 former Rays, including Scott Kazmir, Jason Hammel, and Jonny Gomes. Also, Jesse Chavez was briefly in the Rays organization but never on the big league […]

     
  • Tailgating Game 111: Willy Adames Makes Debut In Rays’ Organization

    Tailgating Game 111: Willy Adames Makes Debut In Rays’ Organization

    August 3, 2014 at 11:20 am 4 comments

    Playing A Little Pepper… Wil Myers will work out with Charlotte tomorrow and will likely start a rehab assignment later this week…The Rays are 54-56 , 2.5 games behind the Yankees for third place in the East. They also jumped ahead of the White Sox and are now 1 game […]

     
  • Tailgating Game 110: Nick Franklin Makes Debut With Bulls

    Tailgating Game 110: Nick Franklin Makes Debut With Bulls

    August 2, 2014 at 3:00 pm 2 comments

    Playing A Little Pepper… Drew Smyly will make his first start for the Rays on Tuesday against the A’s…Jayson Nix has been granted his release with Nick Franklin joining the Bulls…The Rays are now 2.5 games behind the Yankees for third in the East and 1.0 game behind Cleveland for fifth […]

     
  • Tailgating Game 109: Why The Rays Had To Trade David Price Now

    Tailgating Game 109: Why The Rays Had To Trade David Price Now

    August 1, 2014 at 3:53 pm 12 comments

    Playing A Little Pepper… A lot of people think the Rays could have kept David Price for the playoff run and received just as good of an offer this winter. Nobody knows for certain and the best evidence of that is noting that there are also some who believe the […]

     
  • Tailgating Game 108: A Big Sign That David Price Won’t Be Traded

    Tailgating Game 108: A Big Sign That David Price Won’t Be Traded

    July 30, 2014 at 10:18 am 1 comment

    Playing A Little Pepper… If David Price makes his start today, it will be a huge sign that he won’t be traded. If the Rays are close on any potential deal, that other team is going to want Price to skip today’s start which would mean one extra start for […]

     
  • Tailgating Game 107: Wil Myers Nearing Return

    Tailgating Game 107: Wil Myers Nearing Return

    July 29, 2014 at 4:02 pm 10 comments

    Playing A Little Pepper… Wil Myers (remember him?) is nearing his return to the lineup. He will learn his rehab schedule on Friday and on Saturday he is scheduled to take batting practice for the first time since breaking a bone in his wrist. But what will be very interesting […]

     
  • Tailgating Game 106: Erik Bedard Cut By The Rays

    Tailgating Game 106: Erik Bedard Cut By The Rays

    July 28, 2014 at 3:09 pm 14 comments

    Playing A Little Pepper… The Rays announced today that they have designated Erik Bedard for assignment to make room for the return of Joel Peralta, who was on the DL for the first time since 2004. Tests revealed Peralta had the chikungunya virus…There is also word from the Trop that […]