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  • [TROPICANA FIELD] Tropicana Field When It Still Wore Diapers

    [TROPICANA FIELD] Tropicana Field When It Still Wore Diapers

    June 18, 2008 at 1:27 pm 3 comments

    Another day, another video…This time we go to the wayback machine for this commercial for the opening of Tropicana Field, or “The Florida Suncoast Dome” as it was known back then. It was “the biggest gala party in Florida history.” Of course it was. Kenny Rogers (ballads not baseballs), performed. […]

     
  • [RI CONFIDENCE GRAPH] The Rays Index Confidence Graph: Week 12

    [RI CONFIDENCE GRAPH] The Rays Index Confidence Graph: Week 12

    June 18, 2008 at 11:35 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] Evan Longoria Can Marry Our Daughter*

    [THE HANGOVER] Evan Longoria Can Marry Our Daughter*

    June 18, 2008 at 10:06 am 5 comments

    THE GOOD: There is a video on YouTube in which Dwayne Staats compares Evan Longoria defensively, to Mike Schmidt, who won 10 gloves. But we wonder if Schmidt ever made a play to win a game the way Dirtbag did last night. Playing deep, with the tying run on third, […]

     
  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] Price Could Make Next Start In AA; Beckham Could Be Signed By Weekend

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] Price Could Make Next Start In AA; Beckham Could Be Signed By Weekend

    June 18, 2008 at 7:36 am 0 comments

    Durham 6, Buffalo 3. [completion of game from previous day] Jeff Niemann pitched the first 2.1 innings 2 days ago…Juan Salas was on the mound when the game resumed yesterday. He struck out 3 in 1.2 innings…Joel Guzman added a 2-run double to the 2-run home run he hit the […]

     
  • [SHOWER-SHOE FUNGUS] Playing A Little Pepper: Chicago Cubs

    [SHOWER-SHOE FUNGUS] Playing A Little Pepper: Chicago Cubs

    June 17, 2008 at 3:23 pm 5 comments

    FIRST INNING…The Rays just took 2 of 3 from the cross-state rival Florida Marlins, but Martin Fennelly of the Tampa Tribune said “taking two of three from the downstate Marlins simply won’t do.”…Did the Rays “lose” this series? We admit, we have gotten caught up at times in the feeling […]

     
  • [RAYS BLOGOSPHERE] Oh DRays Bay…Why Must You Bait Us?

    [RAYS BLOGOSPHERE] Oh DRays Bay…Why Must You Bait Us?

    June 17, 2008 at 1:15 pm 25 comments

    [Update: Vin added his “don’t take this too seriously” tag long after we had added our rebuttal] We have tried so hard to be good as some sites think all we do around here is bash other Rays’ blogs. But we are being baited…and we are OK with that. If […]

     
  • [BIG MO] Snuffleupagus Moonlights As Minor League Mascot

    [BIG MO] Snuffleupagus Moonlights As Minor League Mascot

    June 17, 2008 at 11:21 am 4 comments

    The Montgomery Biscuits are regularly recognized as having one the coolest mascots in minor league baseball…or the worst. Well, apparently having “Biscuits” as a mascot doesn’t translate well to an on-field, furry, live-action mascot. Compared to the Biscuits mascot Big Mo, Raymond is Salma Hayek. We aren’t even sure what […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Queue The Dramatic Music: Lou Piniella Returns To The Trop

    [THE HANGOVER] Queue The Dramatic Music: Lou Piniella Returns To The Trop

    June 17, 2008 at 10:02 am 0 comments

    With the Red Sox loss last night, the Rays pull even with Pink Hat Nation in the loss column. The Rays still maintain their 2 game lead in the Wild Card race over the A’s. DEVIL RAYS WEBTOPIA… Don’t forget to VOTE for Carl Crawford to start the all-star game. […]

     
  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] Rocco Baldelli Makes ’08 Debut

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] Rocco Baldelli Makes ’08 Debut

    June 17, 2008 at 7:51 am 1 comment

    Durham @ Buffalo (ppd.). This game was called in the 3rd inning and will be concluded today. Joel Guzman hit his 14th home run to give the Bulls a 2-1 lead prior to the rain…Jeff Niemann had retired the first 6 batters before giving up a solo home run to […]

     
  • [ANDY SONNANSTINE] Andy Sonnanstine Struggles When He Changes Arm Angles

    [ANDY SONNANSTINE] Andy Sonnanstine Struggles When He Changes Arm Angles

    June 16, 2008 at 1:16 pm 3 comments

    In the beginning of May, Andy Sonnanstine’s record was 4-1 and we noticed that his emergence this season may have been due at least in part to a change in his mechanics. Specifically, Sonnanstine was no longer using different arm angles, one of his trademarks. Here is the plot we […]