Tailgating

  • 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 […]

     
  • 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 […]