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  • [THE ARCHIVES] Two Years Ago On Rays Index

    [THE ARCHIVES] Two Years Ago On Rays Index

    April 27, 2008 at 3:42 pm 0 comments

    Two years ago on Rays Index, we first learned about Delmon Young throwing a bat at an umpire during a Durham Bulls game. He would later be suspended for 49 games. Delmon Young Sticks Up For Striking Minor League Umpires [Rays Index] Likes(0)Dislikes(0)

     
  • THE SUNDAY MORNING REVOLUTION: Aki Rescues The Rays

    THE SUNDAY MORNING REVOLUTION: Aki Rescues The Rays

    April 27, 2008 at 11:47 am 4 comments

    DRG here again to get you through the weekend. I can be reached here.. The Good: To quote a commenter from last night: Akinori Iwamura… you beautiful, beautiful small little Japanese man. Although I might worry a little for Aki’s safety today. He did a nice little bat flip and […]

     
  • DOWN ON THE FARM: Al Reyes Makes First Rehab Appearance

    DOWN ON THE FARM: Al Reyes Makes First Rehab Appearance

    April 27, 2008 at 7:45 am 2 comments

    Durham 3, Charlotte 2. Dan Johnson homered in his first game with the Bulls. Birmingham 4, Montgomery 2. Brevard Co. 5, Vero Beach 1. Al Reyes started the game and pitched 1 perfect inning in his first rehab appearance. Columbus 7, Charleston 4. NOTES FROM DOWN ON THE FARM… Nada […]

     
  • THE SATURDAY MORNING REVOLUTION: Joe Maddon’s Crystal Ball Is Smarter Than You

    THE SATURDAY MORNING REVOLUTION: Joe Maddon’s Crystal Ball Is Smarter Than You

    April 26, 2008 at 11:33 am 16 comments

    DRG here again to get you through the weekend. I can be reached here… Yesterday: Tampa Bay Rays. The Good: In what might be the biggest series to date in the history of the franchise, the Rays played the best defense I have ever seen. The diving catches. The diving […]

     
  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] Eduardo Morlan To DL; Former Twins Now 3-For-3 With Injuries

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] Eduardo Morlan To DL; Former Twins Now 3-For-3 With Injuries

    April 26, 2008 at 10:46 am 0 comments

    Charlotte 5, Durham 2. Mith Talbot gave up 5 runs in 6 innings. Montgomery 8, Birmingham 3. Wade Davis held Birmingham to 2 hits and no runs in 7 innings. He struck out 4, walked 1. Thanks to two double plays, he faced 1 over the minimum…Ronnie Merril had 4 […]

     
  • [MEANINGFUL GAMES] Rays Open What Could Be Most Important Series In Their Short History

    [MEANINGFUL GAMES] Rays Open What Could Be Most Important Series In Their Short History

    April 25, 2008 at 4:06 pm 13 comments

    Joe Maddon will try to convince us that this weekend’s series with the Red Sox is no more or less important than any other series. But for Rays fans and more importantly, for the rest of the baseball universe, this series is very important. In fact, we feel a case […]

     
  • [MATT SILVERMAN] The Devil Still Has His Offices In St. Pete

    [MATT SILVERMAN] The Devil Still Has His Offices In St. Pete

    April 25, 2008 at 1:19 pm 3 comments

    Every once and a while we like to stroke our ego and take a look at who is logging in to this here small corner of the blogosphere. Most of the time we get little more than a city and a state. Occasionally we get the name of the business […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Rays Climb Out Of Cellar

    [THE HANGOVER] Rays Climb Out Of Cellar

    April 25, 2008 at 10:14 am 14 comments

    THE GOOD: A rare sac bunt from the Rays as Aki Iwamura moved Dioner Navarro to third base in the 3rd inning. Navi would score the Rays first run on a Carl Crawford ground out. How rare? That was the Rays second sac bunt this year. AL teams are averaging […]

     
  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] Ruggiano Joins Medlock, DiFelice Back In Durham

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] Ruggiano Joins Medlock, DiFelice Back In Durham

    April 25, 2008 at 12:17 am 0 comments

    Durham: Off Montgomery 5, Birmingham 4. Jake McGee improved to 2-1 after holding Birmingham to 3 runs in 6 innings. He struck out 5 and walked 2. He did give up a solo home run in the 3rd…Erold Andrus and Sergio Pedroza had 2 hits apiece. Andrus added his 8th […]

     
  • [WORLD B. FRIEDMAN] Andrew Friedman Running Rays Like A Fantasy Baseball Team

    [WORLD B. FRIEDMAN] Andrew Friedman Running Rays Like A Fantasy Baseball Team

    April 24, 2008 at 1:29 pm 2 comments

    We have no idea if Andrew Friedman plays fantasy baseball. We have a feeling that Bud Selig might frown upon the idea of team executives logging in every morning to check the rosters of imaginary teams with real players. Looking at the Rays transaction wire this season, we have to […]