World Baseball Classic

  • Why Yes, That Is A Plantain Shoved Down Fernando Rodney’s Pants

    Why Yes, That Is A Plantain Shoved Down Fernando Rodney’s Pants

    March 19, 2013 at 8:43 am 10 comments

    Fernando Rodney pitched again last night in the WBC semifinals. But before he did, he had a plantain flown in to San Francisco for good luck according to Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports. And during the game, said plantain was firmly shoved down Rodney’s pants… And here is Rodney pulling […]

     
  • Fernando Rodney Continues To Be Abused In WBC By A Yankees Coach

    Fernando Rodney Continues To Be Abused In WBC By A Yankees Coach

    March 18, 2013 at 9:30 am 11 comments

    No pitcher has appeared in more World Baseball Classic games this spring than Fernando Rodney, who has pitched in all six games for the Dominican Republic. His workload raises questions about whether Rodney is being overused, and if his national team manager even cares. The most blatant example of Rodney […]

     
  • Cesar Ramos Was A Peacemaker During The Mexico-Canada WBC Brawl [SCREENCAPS]

    Cesar Ramos Was A Peacemaker During The Mexico-Canada WBC Brawl [SCREENCAPS]

    March 12, 2013 at 8:54 am 3 comments

    Reliever Cesar Ramos has rejoined the Rays after a short stint with Team Mexico in the WBC and not before being involved in the ugly brawl between Mexico and Canada over the weekend. Luckily for the Rays, Ramos was not in the middle of the brawl. In fact, he was […]

     
  • Fernando Rodney And His Cap Are In Mid-Season Form

    Fernando Rodney And His Cap Are In Mid-Season Form

    March 8, 2013 at 8:50 am 17 comments

    Fernando Rodney was called upon to close out the Dominican Republic’s 9-3 win over Venezuela in the World Baseball Classic. And as you can see in the image below, his cap has discovered a new level of crookedness this season. Rodney has also reached a new level of confidence. At […]

     
  • Ben Zobrist To Play In World Baseball Classic

    Ben Zobrist To Play In World Baseball Classic

    January 17, 2013 at 10:11 am 9 comments

    We already know that Fernando Rodney will play for the Dominican Republic in the upcoming World Baseball Classic. And this morning, the MLB Network announced that Ben Zobrist is one of 13 position players named to Team USA. Here is the full roster… Likes(0)Dislikes(0)

     
  • Fernando Rodney Will Pitch In The Upcoming World Baseball Classic, And He Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Permission To Do So

    Fernando Rodney Will Pitch In The Upcoming World Baseball Classic, And He Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Permission To Do So

    January 14, 2013 at 1:24 pm 9 comments

    According to a report by Neftali Ruiz of elcaribe.com Fernando Rodney will pitch for the Dominican Republic in the upcoming World Baseball Classic (via Hardball Talk). And Rodney spoke about the thrill of representing his country and whether the Rays granted him permission (translation via Google translate)… The star closer […]

     
  • WBC Rosters Include 8 Rays

    January 20, 2009 at 8:00 am 0 comments

    [Update: 8:45pm] Never mind. Marc Topkin brings us back from the ledge by reminding us that Garza is ineligible for the WBC because of his off-season foot surgery. And Navarro had already informed Venezuelan officials that he is not interested in playing this year. [8:38pm] We already knew Scott Kazmir, […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The Mad Australian Comments On His Nickname

    [THE HANGOVER] The Mad Australian Comments On His Nickname

    January 10, 2009 at 1:23 pm 1 comment

    The Rays claimed Dewon Day off of waivers from the Red Sox. Day, 28, is a right-handed pitcher that split time between double-A and triple-A in the White Sox organization in 2008. He posted an ERA of 4.56 at triple-A despite 25 strike outs and only 6 walks in 23.2 […]

     
  • [THE MAD AUSTRALIAN] Balfour To Use WBC Participation As Chip During Contract Negotiations

    [THE MAD AUSTRALIAN] Balfour To Use WBC Participation As Chip During Contract Negotiations

    December 1, 2008 at 2:00 pm 2 comments

    A couple of weeks ago we took a look at the toll of the 2008 season on the Rays’ pitching staff. The Rays have already tightened the reigns on the pitchers this off-season, several of whom will have delayed 2009 debuts in spring training. One event that could derail the […]