Things that shine a little less

  • 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 […]

     
  • Of Don Zimmer, Dreams, and Heartbreaks

    Of Don Zimmer, Dreams, and Heartbreaks

    June 5, 2014 at 2:34 pm 1 comment

    In the 1988 movie Field of Dreams, Kevin Coster’s character Ray Kinsella asks Burt Lancaster’s Moonlight Graham, “If you could do anything you wanted, if you could have a wish …” Moonlight Graham’s answer is feel the tingle in his arms as he connects with the ball, to run the […]

     
  • Whether He Stays Or Goes, Josh Lueke Needs To Address His Past

    Whether He Stays Or Goes, Josh Lueke Needs To Address His Past

    April 29, 2014 at 10:51 am 9 comments

    Jordi Scrubbings is back with his latest on the Raysiverse… A few days ago, Cork wrote his thoughts on Josh Lueke and the Deadspin article on Lueke’s checkered past. If you haven’t read it yet, please do. In the end, Cork suggests it is time for the Rays to cut […]

     
  • Getting a Delmon 2.0

    Getting a Delmon 2.0

    September 7, 2013 at 10:00 am 3 comments

    Our correspondent Jordi Scrubbings is back with his latest take on the Raysiverse… For the last years of the Tampa Bay Devil Rays, Delmon Young represented the future. He was Baseball America’s #3 Top Prospect in 2003, 2004, and 2006, and the number one prospect in Minor League Baseball in […]

     
  • Peralta’s Pine Tar Problem and the Gripe of Grip

    Peralta’s Pine Tar Problem and the Gripe of Grip

    June 27, 2012 at 9:00 am 3 comments

    Our correspondent Jordi Scrubbings is back with his latest take on the world of the Rays… I wasn’t going to comment on the current suspension of Rays pitcher Joel Peralta. My initial thought was that he did something wrong, got caught, and had to face the reaper. It happens. But […]

     
  • The Continued Struggle for the Soul of the Florida Sports Fan

    The Continued Struggle for the Soul of the Florida Sports Fan

    September 23, 2011 at 8:15 am 12 comments

    Jordi Scrubbings is back

     
  • The Guilt of Not Going

    The Guilt of Not Going

    August 10, 2011 at 8:00 am 17 comments

    The latest from Jordi Scrubbings

     
  • Waiting for Perfect

    Waiting for Perfect

    July 25, 2011 at 10:00 am 16 comments

    Waiting for Perfect

     
  • 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