Things that don’t end well

  • Joe Maddon and the Departure of a Franchise Face

    Joe Maddon and the Departure of a Franchise Face

    October 28, 2014 at 9:12 am 12 comments

    Very few franchises are defined by their manager. Managers are more or less second-guessed dugout dwellers whose job it is to write the lineup card and push the right bullpen buttons. Joe Maddon was more than that. Like Casey Stengel for the 1962 Mets, Maddon was the face of the […]

     
  • The King is Gone, Long Live the Team

    The King is Gone, Long Live the Team

    August 4, 2014 at 9:41 am 12 comments

    In the span of five months, the sports scene in Florida has lost three premier players, players who were at the top of their position in their respective sports. But while Marty St. Louis, LeBron James, and now David Price wear new uniforms for different reasons, the teams they leave […]

     
  • Toe Nash’s Unfinished Story

    Toe Nash’s Unfinished Story

    June 30, 2014 at 11:36 am 5 comments

    This Sunday, ESPN Outside the Lines ran a short segment on former Devil Rays prospect Gregory “Toe” Nash. If you haven’t seen it, here is the link. It’s short, only 6:30 minutes, and well worth your time. I’ve mentioned Nash a few times on this site. The first time, I […]

     
  • The Art of Acquiring Intangibles

    The Art of Acquiring Intangibles

    December 2, 2011 at 8:30 am 0 comments

    The Art of Acquiring Intangibles

     
  • Sold By The Story: The Lesson Of Toe Nash

    Sold By The Story: The Lesson Of Toe Nash

    July 4, 2011 at 7:57 am 7 comments

    The Lesson of Toe Nash

     
  • The Cold Dome of the Soul

    The Cold Dome of the Soul

    October 17, 2010 at 7:30 pm 7 comments

    Ever since B.J. Upton meekly popped up for the final out of the final game of the Rays’ 2010 season, nearly every scribe, blogger, writer, and analyst following the team has penned his or her ode to the past seven months of Bay Area baseball. Some have written of disappointment, […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Just One Perfect Game

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Just One Perfect Game

    July 24, 2009 at 6:53 am 59 comments

    The GBT – The Good, The Bad and The Telling sandwich, where The Bad is nice and lean and the The Telling is ripe. THE GOOD: Apparently it was “just one game.” THE BAD: Mark Buehrle threw Major League Baseball’s 18th perfect game, against the Tampa Bay Rays. THE TELLING: […]

     
  • [ALCS] Reminding Red Sox Nation Where They Came From

    [ALCS] Reminding Red Sox Nation Where They Came From

    October 10, 2008 at 12:16 pm 6 comments

    Does it make us mean people if we bought a few of these for the Red Sox fans in our lives? We love reminding them that the Rays have as many AL East titles in the last 11 years as the Red Sox and the Rays only sucked for 10 […]

     
  • [RAYS INDEX PANTS PARTY] Come Join Us At The First Ever Rays Index Pants Party

    [RAYS INDEX PANTS PARTY] Come Join Us At The First Ever Rays Index Pants Party

    October 10, 2008 at 10:24 am 5 comments

    Sometimes the stars align in such a manner, that we all have to just sit back in awe and admire the power. The Rays are in the ALCS against the hated Red Sox. This was the perfect time to conduct a Hajj and journey to our Mecca. The good news […]

     
  • [RAYS INDEX POLICY SHIFT] In The End, We All Lose

    [RAYS INDEX POLICY SHIFT] In The End, We All Lose

    September 15, 2008 at 10:02 am 26 comments

    The following post is not baseball related. If this bothers you, please do not read. “The Hangover” will be up shortly, and we can all get back to more important matters…kicking the Sox asses. I would much prefer to discuss this in the comments section at DRays Bay, but I […]