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  • [EARMUFFS] We See Sponsors…They Look Glorious

    [EARMUFFS] We See Sponsors…They Look Glorious

    September 5, 2008 at 2:27 pm 0 comments

    Mrs. Professor is big on “Thank You” cards. Personally, we think the original “Thank You” should suffice. Like Jerry Seinfeld, we are tired of all this over-thanking. But since we prefer to be a part of society and don’t want to move to the Upper East Side, we better take […]

     
  • [TODD KALAS] Most Energized Fans Of The Game, Part Deux

    [TODD KALAS] Most Energized Fans Of The Game, Part Deux

    September 5, 2008 at 12:12 pm 5 comments

    Back in June we wondered aloud how two ladies managed to not only get their questionable (yet awesome) sign on TV, but were actually named “Energized fans of the game” by Dewayne Staats. An anomaly? Apparently not. During last night’s game Todd Kalas was reporting from the upper deck in […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Rays Pound Yanks; Drop Magic Number To 15

    [THE HANGOVER] Rays Pound Yanks; Drop Magic Number To 15

    September 5, 2008 at 10:12 am 4 comments

    THE GOOD: Scott Kazmir. Yes he walked 5 batters. Yes he only worked 6 innings. But he did pitch 6, 1-hit shutout innings against a $100 million lineup. Not bad. All over the country last night, Mets fans cried just a little. How much fun would it be to see […]

     
  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] Bulls Pounded In Game 2

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] Bulls Pounded In Game 2

    September 5, 2008 at 8:12 am 0 comments

    Louisville 19, Durham 3 (series tied 1-1). Mitch Talbot gave up 7 runs in the first 2 innings and was pulled before retiring a batter in the 3rd…Chris Mason relieved him and proceeded to give up 10 runs in less than 2 innings of work…The Bulls were shut out for […]

     
  • [THE WAYBACK MACHINE] Original Devil Ray Hits First Major League Home Run

    [THE WAYBACK MACHINE] Original Devil Ray Hits First Major League Home Run

    September 4, 2008 at 2:46 pm 1 comment

    OK. Scott McClain was not on the opening day roster in 1998, but he did make his major league debut with the Tampa Bay Devil Rays that season. He appeared in 9 games, going 2-20. Eleven years later McClain hit his first major league home run with the San Francisco […]

     
  • [BOSSMAN JUNIOR] BJ Upton Will Have Shoulder Surgery In Off-Season

    [BOSSMAN JUNIOR] BJ Upton Will Have Shoulder Surgery In Off-Season

    September 4, 2008 at 12:36 pm 8 comments

    Recently we noted that BJ Upton seemed to have lost some of his bat speed. We wondered if he was still experiencing pain from the shoulder injury he suffered earlier this year during a swing. And then this morning John Romano just casually mentions that Upton has a torn labrum […]

     
  • [RI CONFIDENCE GRAPH] The Rays Index Confidence Graph: Week 23

    [RI CONFIDENCE GRAPH] The Rays Index Confidence Graph: Week 23

    September 4, 2008 at 11:59 am 0 comments

    The Rays Confidence Graph will appear every Wednesday and is a look at how much confidence Rays fans have in the Tampa Bay Rays. The graph is designed to give us a look at how our emotional bias as Rays fans fluctuates through time. The “confidence” in the team is […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Jackson Unable To Keep Yanks In Check

    [THE HANGOVER] Jackson Unable To Keep Yanks In Check

    September 4, 2008 at 11:13 am 1 comment

    THE GOOD: The Twins blew a 9th inning lead against Toronto and then lost the game in the 11th. THE BAD: Edwin Jackson. We had pointed out Nuke’s “Ace-like” performance in the second-half. Others noted that Jackson had just been lucky pitching out of a lot of jams. We didn’t […]

     
  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] David Price Leads Bulls In Game1

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] David Price Leads Bulls In Game1

    September 4, 2008 at 7:52 am 2 comments

    Durham 3, Louisville 0 (Durham leads best of 5, 1-0). David Price and 3 relievers combined on a 6-hit shutout. King David pitched the first 5 innings (only 92 pitches) striking out 6 and allowing 3 hits and 3 walks…Scott Dohmann pitched a perfect 9th inning for the save…The Bulls […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Jonny Gomes Never Even Got To Hit Against Right-Handers In Batting Practice

    [THE HANGOVER] Jonny Gomes Never Even Got To Hit Against Right-Handers In Batting Practice

    September 3, 2008 at 10:40 am 2 comments

    THE GOOD: BJ Upton’s catch in the 2nd inning, maybe the best we have ever seen from a Rays player…With both the White Sox and Twins losing, the Rays still managed to knock one off the magic number to clinch at least a Wild Card spot. The number is now […]