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  • [CONSPIRACY THEORY] Did Joe Girardi Serve A Secret 1-Game Suspension?

    [CONSPIRACY THEORY] Did Joe Girardi Serve A Secret 1-Game Suspension?

    April 5, 2008 at 9:59 am 5 comments

    How many times in your entire life can you remember a major league manager missing a game because he was sick? I am sure it has happened a few times in history, but it is so rare, that I honestly can’t think of a single case. Last night Yankees manager […]

     
  • [THE SATURDAY MORNING REVOLUTION] Rays Punch Yankees In The Mouth

    [THE SATURDAY MORNING REVOLUTION] Rays Punch Yankees In The Mouth

    April 5, 2008 at 8:47 am 0 comments

    DRG here again to get you through the weekend… Yesterday: Tampa Bay Rays. The Good: Scoring 13 runs in Yankee stadium in the first regular season game since the incidents in spring training. Like Prof keeps saying. If you want respect, you gotta punch the bully right in the mouth…The […]

     
  • [THE DUKE] Andy Sonnanstine Is El Duque’s Brother From Another Mother

    [THE DUKE] Andy Sonnanstine Is El Duque’s Brother From Another Mother

    April 4, 2008 at 5:42 pm 2 comments

    One of the best indicator’s for future success in both young hitters and young pitchers is the ratio of strikeouts to walks. If a young hitter can maintain a ratio of 1:1 or better it is usually a good indicator that they make regular contact and understand the strike zone […]

     
  • DOWN ON THE FARM Opening Day 2: Minor Leaguers On Patrol

    DOWN ON THE FARM Opening Day 2: Minor Leaguers On Patrol

    April 4, 2008 at 10:46 am 2 comments

    Toledo 3, Durham 2. Jeff Niemann had a strong 2008 debut, throwing 71 pitches (40 strikes) in 5 innings. He allowed 2 runs (1 earned) on 4 hits and 2 walks. He struck out 5…Evan Longoria went 0-3. He struck out to end the first, grounded out, flied out and […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The Duke To Make ’08 Debut Tonight

    [THE HANGOVER] The Duke To Make ’08 Debut Tonight

    April 4, 2008 at 7:53 am 3 comments

    THE GOOD: The Rays did not lose their first series of the year. THE BAD: Successful teams win series, and the Rays blew their chance to win their first series of the year. THE TELLING: Fitting that the Rays are .500 after their first series. DEVIL RAYS WEBTOPIA… After last […]

     
  • [RAYS INDEX] Sweet Fancy Moses! Rays Index Turns Two Today

    [RAYS INDEX] Sweet Fancy Moses! Rays Index Turns Two Today

    April 3, 2008 at 10:56 am 8 comments

    Today Rays Index turns two years old, having somehow survived two complete revolutions around the Sun. And my, how things have changed in those two years. HERE is our first-ever post. It was a title we loved so much we brought it back on our One-Year Anniversary, which was actually […]

     
  • [THE ARCHIVES] Two Years Ago On Rays Index

    [THE ARCHIVES] Two Years Ago On Rays Index

    April 3, 2008 at 10:35 am 2 comments

    Two years ago on Rays Index, we learned about the first person to ever predict the Tampa Bay Devil Rays to win the World Series and he was actually serious. The Rays went 61-101. Last year Goldstein picked the Rangers. Texas went 75-87. This year Goldstein has decided to jinx […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Matt Garza Offers Glimpses Of His Talent

    [THE HANGOVER] Matt Garza Offers Glimpses Of His Talent

    April 3, 2008 at 9:23 am 6 comments

    The Good: At times we saw exactly how dominating Matt Garza can be. After allowing a leadoff home run to Brian Roberts, Garza retired six straight and after back-to-back run scoring singles in the 3rd, he retired 8 of the next 9 batters with only a two-out walk mixed in…Yesterday […]

     
  • [JOE MADDON] Joe Maddon’s Managerial Tendencies As A Chernoff Face

    [JOE MADDON] Joe Maddon’s Managerial Tendencies As A Chernoff Face

    April 2, 2008 at 3:45 pm 3 comments

    Believe it or not, that face represents everything you need to know about the managerial stylings of Joe Maddon…well almost everything. As a scientist in our day job, we reach our apex of nerddome every Tuesday when we rush to the newspaper stand to get our copy of the New […]

     
  • [RI CONFIDENCE GRAPH] The Rays Index Confidence Graph: Weeks Until Opening Day

    [RI CONFIDENCE GRAPH] The Rays Index Confidence Graph: Weeks Until Opening Day

    April 2, 2008 at 10:21 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 […]