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  • [THE HANGOVER] Discussing Evan Longoria’s Ho-Hum Single, Grant Balfour’s Latest Implosion, And Kevin Kiermaier’s Bad Play

    [THE HANGOVER] Discussing Evan Longoria’s Ho-Hum Single, Grant Balfour’s Latest Implosion, And Kevin Kiermaier’s Bad Play

    August 20, 2014 at 8:02 am 21 comments

    The GBT – The Good, The Bad and The Telling sandwich, where The Bad is nice and lean and the The Telling is ripe. Tigers 8, RAYS 6 (11; boxscore) THE GOOD: (none today) THE BAD: Free Passes. Rays pitchers walked 10 batters, a season high, including 4 in the […]

     
  • Tailgating Game 125: Wil Myers Not Ready To Be Activated

    Tailgating Game 125: Wil Myers Not Ready To Be Activated

    August 19, 2014 at 3:45 pm 7 comments

    .@sweetswingin20 dropped in for @DAVIDprice14 presser to ask how he planned to attack #Rays hitters: pic.twitter.com/tH5oS4CI38 — Tampa Bay Rays (@RaysBaseball) August 19, 2014 Playing A Little Pepper… Wil Myers has not been activated as hoped and is in the lineup tonight for the Durham Bulls. What makes this decision […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Discussing Some Shaky Defense And A .500 Ball Club

    [THE HANGOVER] Discussing Some Shaky Defense And A .500 Ball Club

    August 18, 2014 at 7:17 am 15 comments

    The GBT – The Good, The Bad and The Telling sandwich, where The Bad is nice and lean and the The Telling is ripe. Yankees 4, RAYS 2 (boxscore) THE GOOD: Matt Joyce. Sweet Swingin’ is still hitting very well since the All-Star break but with very little power. He […]

     
  • Tailgating Game 124: Newspaper Headlines Rip Joe Maddon

    Tailgating Game 124: Newspaper Headlines Rip Joe Maddon

    August 17, 2014 at 11:22 am 11 comments

    Playing A Little Pepper… Do a Google search for “Joe Maddon rips Rays fans” and you will get a million hits today. I’ve been critical of the Rays criticizing the fans in the past, but saying Maddon “ripped” the fans is a bit of a stretch. Here is the quote: […]

     
  • Tailgating Game 122: Rays Look To Complete A Historic Comeback

    Tailgating Game 122: Rays Look To Complete A Historic Comeback

    August 15, 2014 at 4:00 pm 9 comments

    Playing A Little Pepper… Desmond Jennings is back in the lineup, missing the last 2 games because of a sore shoulder…The Rays would love a sweep of the Yankees, but can live with winning 2 out of 3. What they cannot do is lose this series…If the Rays win tonight, […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Discussing Wil Myers’ Return And Baseball’s New Commissioner

    [THE HANGOVER] Discussing Wil Myers’ Return And Baseball’s New Commissioner

    August 15, 2014 at 10:48 am 1 comment

    The GBT – The Good, The Bad and The Telling sandwich, where The Bad is nice and lean and the The Telling is ripe. RAYS 6, Rangers 3 (boxscore) THE GOOD: none today THE BAD: none today THE TELLING: Desmond Jennings was out of the lineup again last night, but could […]

     
  • Tailgating Game 121: Rays (59-61) At Rangers (47-73)

    Tailgating Game 121: Rays (59-61) At Rangers (47-73)

    August 14, 2014 at 5:34 pm 0 comments

    Playing A Little Pepper… no pepper tonight Game Graph… [Will be up at game time] Source: FanGraphs Lineup… Brandon Guyer, LF Flash Jennings, RF Evan Longoria, 3B James Loney, 1B Sean Rodriguez, 3B Yunel Escobar, SS Logan Forsythe, 2B Jose Molina, C Kevin Kiermaier, CF Jake Odorizzi, SP   Likes(0)Dislikes(0)

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Discussing Long Balls, Tim Beckham’s Big Return, And Sean Rodriguez’ Odd Flyball

    [THE HANGOVER] Discussing Long Balls, Tim Beckham’s Big Return, And Sean Rodriguez’ Odd Flyball

    August 14, 2014 at 7:33 am 5 comments

    The GBT – The Good, The Bad and The Telling sandwich, where The Bad is nice and lean and the The Telling is ripe. RAYS 10, Rangers 1 (boxscore) THE GOOD: Chris Archer. Big Tree struck out 12 and allowed just 1 run. But most importantly, Archer worked 7 innings […]

     
  • Tailgating Game 120 : Brandon Gomes Promoted

    Tailgating Game 120 : Brandon Gomes Promoted

    August 13, 2014 at 5:17 pm 0 comments

    Playing A Little Pepper… With the bullpen being forced to throw 7.2 innings during last night’s 14-inning marathon, the Rays have promoted Brandon Gomes. He will take the spot of Cole Figueroa who was demoted back to Durham. Figueroa had played in just 11 games since the All-Star break. He […]

     
  • This Is A Worrisome Chart For The Rays

    This Is A Worrisome Chart For The Rays

    August 13, 2014 at 12:58 pm 9 comments

    We recently took a look at the combined audience for typical Rays games, including both the attendance and the average television audience in the Tampa-St. Pete market. The results showed that the Rays fan base is a lot bigger than most in the national media realize, ranking 16th of the […]