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  • 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 […]

     
  • Coming Home to the Rays

    Coming Home to the Rays

    March 27, 2013 at 9:07 am 2 comments

    Here is the latest from our correspondent, Jordi Scrubbings… I’ll admit, when I first saw the Rays’ new season slogan I almost got emotional. “Welcome Home” Home. Home means much more to me than usual as I conclude nearly 14 months in Afghanistan. Home is more than where I lay […]

     
  • Happy New Year from a Rays Fan in Afghanistan

    Happy New Year from a Rays Fan in Afghanistan

    January 8, 2013 at 8:20 am 3 comments

    Greetings from cold, frigid Afghanistan, Wow, much has changed since I last wrote. I apologize for being gone for so long. Besides being in the somewhat frozen tundra of Afghanistan and doing my thing out here, I have also been working on my first book, a fictional tale that has […]

     
  • How much winning is enough winning to change fan culture?

    How much winning is enough winning to change fan culture?

    September 10, 2012 at 12:35 pm 5 comments

    Our correspondent Jordi Scrubbings is back with his latest take on the Raysiverse… Like Neil Armstrong when he set foot on the Moon and looked at the Earth, there is a tendency to see things different the farther you are away. You see habits you never noticed in friends, family, […]

     
  • For Whom the Cowbell Tolls, Time Marches On

    For Whom the Cowbell Tolls, Time Marches On

    October 7, 2011 at 8:26 am 13 comments

    For Whom the Cowbell Tolls, Time Marches On

     
  • Joy, Jubilation, and the Sheer Exuberance of Victory

    Joy, Jubilation, and the Sheer Exuberance of Victory

    September 29, 2011 at 7:36 am 6 comments

    The latest from Jordi Scrubbings

     
  • The Guilt of Not Going

    The Guilt of Not Going

    August 10, 2011 at 8:00 am 15 comments

    The latest from Jordi Scrubbings

     
  • Waiting for Perfect

    Waiting for Perfect

    July 25, 2011 at 10:00 am 16 comments

    Waiting for Perfect