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  • [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 […]

     
  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] Game 1 Of The Governor’s Cup Is Tonight

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] Game 1 Of The Governor’s Cup Is Tonight

    September 3, 2008 at 9:42 am 0 comments

    Hudson Valley 3, Staten Island 1. Tim Beckham did not play…Jeremy Beckham has been receiving playing time in left field.NOTES FROM DOWN ON THE FARM… Tonight’s game starter for the Durham Bulls, David Price, was featured on ESPN’s “E:60”. Bugs and Cranks has the video. [Bugs and Cranks] Even though […]

     
  • [EVIL EMPIRE] $140MM Doesn’t Buy You What It Used To

    [EVIL EMPIRE] $140MM Doesn’t Buy You What It Used To

    September 2, 2008 at 3:30 pm 10 comments

    This is a repost from the “Pepper” series earlier today, but it is just too good not to have its own forum… Those of you that are regulars in this little corner of the interwebs know we never bitch about payroll. Almost exactly two years ago, we did one of […]

     
  • [SHOWER-SHOE FUNGUS] Playing A Little Pepper: New York Yankees

    [SHOWER-SHOE FUNGUS] Playing A Little Pepper: New York Yankees

    September 2, 2008 at 2:15 pm 0 comments

    FIRST INNINGA look back…The Rays called up Fernando Perez and John Jaso now that the rosters can be expanded…Where is David Price? Right now, Price is getting ready to pitch the opening game of the IL playoffs for the Bulls. But more importantly, the Rays do not have an immediate […]

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

    [RI CONFIDENCE GRAPH] The Tampa Bay Rays Confidence Survey

    September 2, 2008 at 11:30 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 […]