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  • 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 […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Discussing A Long Night And A Rookie’s Tough Words For Josh Sale

    [THE HANGOVER] Discussing A Long Night And A Rookie’s Tough Words For Josh Sale

    August 13, 2014 at 7:19 am 20 comments

    The GBT – The Good, The Bad and The Telling sandwich, where The Bad is nice and lean and the The Telling is ripe. Rangers 13, RAYS 2 (14; boxscore) THE GOOD: Jeremy Hellickson. Another strong outing for Hellboy with 6 shutout innings with 6 Ks and just 1 walk. […]

     
  • Desmond Jennings Makes The Defensive Play Of  The Year

    Desmond Jennings Makes The Defensive Play Of The Year

    August 12, 2014 at 10:17 pm 2 comments

    With the score tied 2-2 in the 8th inning and runner on second base against the Rangers, Desmond Jennings made the best defensive play you will see by a Rays player this year. Here is another angle. Gorgeous! Face plant! Likes(0)Dislikes(0)

     
  • Tailgating Game 119: Prospect Josh Sale Has Been Suspended … Again

    Tailgating Game 119: Prospect Josh Sale Has Been Suspended … Again

    August 12, 2014 at 4:13 pm 3 comments

    Playing A Little Pepper… Outfield prospect Josh Sale, the Rays’ first-round pick in the 2010 draft, has been suspended for failing his second test for a drug of abuse. This is the third suspension for Sale. He missed the entire 2013 season finishing up a 50-game suspension for testing positive […]