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  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] Rocco Baldelli Is A Lumberjack And He’s OK

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] Rocco Baldelli Is A Lumberjack And He’s OK

    July 19, 2008 at 10:19 am 1 comment

    If you are having trouble recognizing the individual above…That is Rocco Baldelli. The beard is now officially lumberjacktastic. Rocco…He is a Lumberjack, and he is OK. Durham 2, Syracuse 1. Mitch Talbot struck out 8 in 6 innings, allowing 1 run on 5 hits and 2 walks…Chris Mason pitched 1 […]

     
  • [SHOWER-SHOE FUNGUS] Playing A Little Pepper: Toronto Blue Jays

    [SHOWER-SHOE FUNGUS] Playing A Little Pepper: Toronto Blue Jays

    July 18, 2008 at 4:48 pm 0 comments

    A look back…The Rays entered the All-Star break on a 7-game losing streak, and the question on everybody’s lips is…Have the Rays come back to Earth and revealed their true selves or is this but a speed bump? The key to the Rays first-half surge was pitching and defense. During […]

     
  • [TAMPA BAY RAYS MEDIA] Media Approval Ratings: Dave Wills

    [TAMPA BAY RAYS MEDIA] Media Approval Ratings: Dave Wills

    July 18, 2008 at 1:20 pm 4 comments

    C’mon, you guys knew this was coming eventually…There is a general sense amongst some of our readers that all we do is bash the Rays media coverage. The truth is we actually admire most of the working media and respect most of their work. We just get a sense that […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Kazmir May Now Make One Less Second-Half Start Due To All-Star Appearance

    [THE HANGOVER] Kazmir May Now Make One Less Second-Half Start Due To All-Star Appearance

    July 18, 2008 at 11:13 am 4 comments

    THE TELLING: Noticed this during the home run derby, but forgot about it…All of the All-Stars had their team’s logo on the right sleeve of the All-Star jerseys (ie. Cubs). However, Evan Longoria’s jersey had the Rays’ fish logo rather than the new sunburst logo. And yes, we are aware […]

     
  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] Jaso Strong In AAA Debut; Price Shaky In Latest Start

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] Jaso Strong In AAA Debut; Price Shaky In Latest Start

    July 18, 2008 at 9:12 am 0 comments

    Durham 4, Syracuse 1. Ben Hendrickson allowed only 1 unearned run on 2 hits and a walk in 7 innings…John Jaso was 3-4 in his triple-A debut with a double. He also threw out the only attempted base stealer…Dan Johnson added a single and a double in 4 at bats. […]

     
  • [THE ARCHIVES] One Year Ago On Rays Index

    [THE ARCHIVES] One Year Ago On Rays Index

    July 17, 2008 at 3:19 pm 0 comments

    One year ago on Rays Index we presented “The All-Time Tampa Bay Devil Rays” roster…with a twist. The All-Time Tampa Bay Devil Rays: 10 Years Of Sucktitude [Rays Index] Likes(0)Dislikes(0)

     
  • [RI CONFIDENCE GRAPH] The Rays Index Confidence Graph: Week 16

    [RI CONFIDENCE GRAPH] The Rays Index Confidence Graph: Week 16

    July 17, 2008 at 2:15 pm 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] Rays Get Break At Much Needed Time

    [THE HANGOVER] Rays Get Break At Much Needed Time

    July 17, 2008 at 1:17 pm 2 comments

    THE GOOD: We are back after a much-needed 7-day vacation and an even more needed 4-day mini-vacation for 22 of the players and all of the coaches and staff…The AL won the All-Star game with a little help from a couple of Rays. This is significant as it means if […]

     
  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] Thayer And Cummings Strong In AAA All-Star Game

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] Thayer And Cummings Strong In AAA All-Star Game

    July 17, 2008 at 12:20 pm 0 comments

    PCL 6, IL 5 (AAA All-Star game). Chris Richard started for the IL at first base and went 0-2 with a strike out…Dale Thayer pitched the 5th inning, allowing no runs on 1 hit and Jeremy Cummings got the call in the 7th inning, also holding the PCL scoreless while […]

     
  • [THE ARCHIVES] One Year Ago On Rays Index

    [THE ARCHIVES] One Year Ago On Rays Index

    July 16, 2008 at 3:17 pm 0 comments

    One year ago on Rays Index we started getting frustrated with Joe Maddon’s always positive attitude. In The End, Even Old Yeller Had To Be Shot [Rays Index] Likes(0)Dislikes(0)