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  • [RI CONFIDENCE GRAPH] The Tampa Bay Rays Confidence Survey

    [RI CONFIDENCE GRAPH] The Tampa Bay Rays Confidence Survey

    April 14, 2008 at 11:00 am 0 comments

    Last week’s Rays Confidence Graph results. Below you will see two polls that ask about your confidence in the Tampa Bay Rays. Please take a moment to answer each question. We will present these same polls every Monday. The results will be presented in graphical form on Wednesday, and will […]

     
  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] Jeremy Hellickson Is Better Prepared In 2008

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] Jeremy Hellickson Is Better Prepared In 2008

    April 14, 2008 at 10:40 am 0 comments

    Durham 2, Scranton WB 0. With Jeff Niemann getting the call to Tampa Bay, Kevin Lynn made his first start for the Bulls and posted a strange line. In 4.2 innings, he only allowed 1 hit and no runs, but he did walk 4…Grant Balfour pitched the final 3 innings […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Jeff Niemann Dominates In Debut

    [THE HANGOVER] Jeff Niemann Dominates In Debut

    April 14, 2008 at 8:43 am 3 comments

    THE GOOD: Jeff Niemann. After barely surviving a first inning in which he loaded the bases with only one out, he got out of it without allowing a run. He followed that up by facing only 2 over the minimum until he gave up a lead off home run in […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Dirtbag Collects His First Major League Hit

    [THE HANGOVER] Dirtbag Collects His First Major League Hit

    April 13, 2008 at 1:06 pm 9 comments

    THE GOOD: Your starting third baseman for the Tampa Bay Rays, Evan Longoria (how good does that sound?). Dirtbag got off to a good start, making plays in the field and driving in the Rays first run with a groundball single to left. He also drew a walk and reached […]

     
  • [EVAN LONGORIA] In The End It Was All About The Money

    [EVAN LONGORIA] In The End It Was All About The Money

    April 12, 2008 at 1:06 pm 10 comments

    Evan Longoria has been promoted from AAA Durham and will make his major league debut tonight for the Tampa Bay Rays against the Baltimore Orioles. The timing of the promotion raises several questions: 1. What has Longoria done in two weeks at Durham to show that he is now ready? […]

     
  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] James Houser Continues To Dominate Southern League

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] James Houser Continues To Dominate Southern League

    April 12, 2008 at 12:38 pm 0 comments

    Scranton WB 7, Durham 3.Chris Mason got roughed up in his second AAA start, giving up 5 runs on 7 hits and 3 walks in 5+ innings…Only 3 Bulls recorded hits, led by Jon Weber who was 3-4 with his 1st home run, a 2-run shot. He drove in all […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The Dirtbag Get’s The Call: Evan Longoria To Start Tonight

    [THE HANGOVER] The Dirtbag Get’s The Call: Evan Longoria To Start Tonight

    April 12, 2008 at 12:39 am 8 comments

    THE GOOD: Carlos Pena had 2 home runs and 6 RBI. The second home run came with 1 out in 7th and the bases empty of a 5-2 game, the O’s brought in a lefty to face the Rays top of the order which is 3 straight lefties. 3 batters […]

     
  • [LIVE BLOGS] Rays Index PSA: Live Blogs Back By Popular Demand

    [LIVE BLOGS] Rays Index PSA: Live Blogs Back By Popular Demand

    April 11, 2008 at 3:20 pm 2 comments

    Last week we presented the “Second Annual Rays Index Opening Day Live Blog-A-Balloo“. It was fun, raw, unadulterated, foul-mouthed, emotional, naked, drunken, bliss…No, really…we were naked the whole time… Originally the plan called for Opening Day to be the only guaranteed Live Blog-A-Ballo, with the option for others later in […]

     
  • [TAMPA BAY] A Shout-Out To All The Tampa Bay Franchises

    [TAMPA BAY] A Shout-Out To All The Tampa Bay Franchises

    April 11, 2008 at 11:31 am 7 comments

    Earlier this week, Paul Lukas of UniWatch, posted a graphical mashup created by a reader that incorporated all the sports teams logos for the city of Oakland . This inspired several other readers to submit their own mashups, including Cleveland, Denver, Philadelphia and Detroit. Not to be outdone, we decided […]

     
  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] Wade Davis Strong In Second Start

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] Wade Davis Strong In Second Start

    April 11, 2008 at 10:56 am 0 comments

    Columbus 1, Durham 0.Ben Hendrickson allowed only 2 hits and 1 unearned run in 5 innings, but was saddled with the loss as the Bulls could manage only 3 singles…2 of those singles came off the bat of Evan Longoria who was 2-3 with a walk and is now up […]