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  • [THE HANGOVER] Dirtbag Collects His First Major League Hit

    [THE HANGOVER] Dirtbag Collects His First Major League Hit

    April 13, 2008 at 1:06 pm 9 comments

    THE GOOD: Your starting third baseman for the Tampa Bay Rays, Evan Longoria (how good does that sound?). Dirtbag got off to a good start, making plays in the field and driving in the Rays first run with a groundball single to left. He also drew a walk and reached […]

     
  • [EVAN LONGORIA] In The End It Was All About The Money

    [EVAN LONGORIA] In The End It Was All About The Money

    April 12, 2008 at 1:06 pm 10 comments

    Evan Longoria has been promoted from AAA Durham and will make his major league debut tonight for the Tampa Bay Rays against the Baltimore Orioles. The timing of the promotion raises several questions: 1. What has Longoria done in two weeks at Durham to show that he is now ready? […]

     
  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] James Houser Continues To Dominate Southern League

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] James Houser Continues To Dominate Southern League

    April 12, 2008 at 12:38 pm 0 comments

    Scranton WB 7, Durham 3.Chris Mason got roughed up in his second AAA start, giving up 5 runs on 7 hits and 3 walks in 5+ innings…Only 3 Bulls recorded hits, led by Jon Weber who was 3-4 with his 1st home run, a 2-run shot. He drove in all […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The Dirtbag Get’s The Call: Evan Longoria To Start Tonight

    [THE HANGOVER] The Dirtbag Get’s The Call: Evan Longoria To Start Tonight

    April 12, 2008 at 12:39 am 8 comments

    THE GOOD: Carlos Pena had 2 home runs and 6 RBI. The second home run came with 1 out in 7th and the bases empty of a 5-2 game, the O’s brought in a lefty to face the Rays top of the order which is 3 straight lefties. 3 batters […]

     
  • [LIVE BLOGS] Rays Index PSA: Live Blogs Back By Popular Demand

    [LIVE BLOGS] Rays Index PSA: Live Blogs Back By Popular Demand

    April 11, 2008 at 3:20 pm 2 comments

    Last week we presented the “Second Annual Rays Index Opening Day Live Blog-A-Balloo“. It was fun, raw, unadulterated, foul-mouthed, emotional, naked, drunken, bliss…No, really…we were naked the whole time… Originally the plan called for Opening Day to be the only guaranteed Live Blog-A-Ballo, with the option for others later in […]

     
  • [TAMPA BAY] A Shout-Out To All The Tampa Bay Franchises

    [TAMPA BAY] A Shout-Out To All The Tampa Bay Franchises

    April 11, 2008 at 11:31 am 7 comments

    Earlier this week, Paul Lukas of UniWatch, posted a graphical mashup created by a reader that incorporated all the sports teams logos for the city of Oakland . This inspired several other readers to submit their own mashups, including Cleveland, Denver, Philadelphia and Detroit. Not to be outdone, we decided […]

     
  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] Wade Davis Strong In Second Start

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] Wade Davis Strong In Second Start

    April 11, 2008 at 10:56 am 0 comments

    Columbus 1, Durham 0.Ben Hendrickson allowed only 2 hits and 1 unearned run in 5 innings, but was saddled with the loss as the Bulls could manage only 3 singles…2 of those singles came off the bat of Evan Longoria who was 2-3 with a walk and is now up […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Al Reyes Gets Punched Out, Tasered And Arrested For Being A Stupid Drunk

    [THE HANGOVER] Al Reyes Gets Punched Out, Tasered And Arrested For Being A Stupid Drunk

    April 11, 2008 at 8:44 am 1 comment

    THE GOOD: We could mention that Aki Iwamura broke out of his mini-slump by getting on base 4 times, or we could mention the diving catch by Carl Crawford or the 3 RBI from 2 lucky off-the-end-of-the-bat hits by Mike DiFelice, or the home run from Eric Hinske that gave […]

     
  • [THE TROP IS CURSED] The Curse Of The New Kids On The Block Has Befallen The Rays

    [THE TROP IS CURSED] The Curse Of The New Kids On The Block Has Befallen The Rays

    April 10, 2008 at 2:08 pm 4 comments

    The Cubs are said to be cursed even though they have been to the playoffs recently…The Red Sox were said to be cursed even though they had intermittent periods of success… The Tampa Bay Rays on the other hand have never won more than 70 games. The Tampa Bay Rays […]

     
  • [MATT GARZA] Rays Could Seek Compensation If Twins Hid Garza’s Injury

    [MATT GARZA] Rays Could Seek Compensation If Twins Hid Garza’s Injury

    April 10, 2008 at 12:24 pm 12 comments

    On Monday night, during the Tampa Bay Rays’ home opener, Matt Garza pulled himself from the game in the 3rd inning with an injury to the radial nerve in this throwing arm. Following the game, Garza was placed on the 15-day DL. He will rest the arm for two weeks […]