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  • [THE HANGOVER] Another Rain-Shortened Game Means Less Work For Pitchers

    [THE HANGOVER] Another Rain-Shortened Game Means Less Work For Pitchers

    March 7, 2008 at 10:45 am 0 comments

    Tampa Bay Rays (24 days until Opening Day) Yesterday: Tampa Bay Rays 6, Philies 4. Akinori Iwamura and Carlos Pena went deep. James Shields started, going three innings. He allowed 6 hits and 2 runs, both on a home run. Willy Aybar came on late and played first base making […]

     
  • [PAPA JOE MADDON] Joe Maddon: Then And Now

    [PAPA JOE MADDON] Joe Maddon: Then And Now

    March 6, 2008 at 12:51 pm 13 comments

    Long before Joe Maddon became the fourth manager in the short history of the Tampa Bay Rays, Lil’ Joe was a bright-eyed two-sport athlete at Lafayette College. Click on any image to see a larger version… Maddon attended Lafayette from 1972-1976, where he was originally recruited as a football player. […]

     
  • [EVAN LONGORIA] Dirtbag-O-Meter: 25 Days Until Opening Day

    [EVAN LONGORIA] Dirtbag-O-Meter: 25 Days Until Opening Day

    March 6, 2008 at 11:45 am 1 comment

    We call him The Dirtbag because of how he plays and because he played college ball at Long Beach State whose baseball team has the coolest mascot in sports…The Dirtbags. The biggest question mark for the Tampa Bay Rays in Spring Training is whether or not Evan Longoria will be […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Rays Playing With New-Found Intensity

    [THE HANGOVER] Rays Playing With New-Found Intensity

    March 6, 2008 at 1:49 am 2 comments

    Tampa Bay Rays (25 days until Opening Day) Yesterday: Houston 8, Tampa Bay Rays 4. Jason Hammel started. He worked three innings, allowing 2 runs (1 earned) on 4 hits, but did not walk a batter. Reid Brignac made his first spring appearance going 0-2. Scott Dohmann’s shot at a […]

     
  • [FERNANDO PEREZ] Rays Prospect Overcomes Handicap

    [FERNANDO PEREZ] Rays Prospect Overcomes Handicap

    March 5, 2008 at 12:44 pm 8 comments

    For those of you that are regular readers of Fire Joe Morgan, it is apparently impossible for a journalist to write an article about David Eckstein without mentioning that he is only 4’2″ tall. These journalists are also required to mention that despite being so small, Eckstein’s heart is the […]

     
  • [RI CONFIDENCE GRAPH] The Rays Index Confidence Graph: 4 Weeks Until Opening Day

    [RI CONFIDENCE GRAPH] The Rays Index Confidence Graph: 4 Weeks Until Opening Day

    March 5, 2008 at 12:34 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 […]

     
  • [EVAN LONGORIA] Dirtbag-O-Meter: 26 Days Until Opening Day

    [EVAN LONGORIA] Dirtbag-O-Meter: 26 Days Until Opening Day

    March 5, 2008 at 11:33 am 1 comment

    We call him The Dirtbag because of how he plays and because he played college ball at Long Beach State whose baseball team has the coolest mascot in sports…The Dirtbags. The biggest question mark for the Tampa Bay Rays in Spring Training is whether or not Evan Longoria will be […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Joe Maddon Sees A Different Edwin Jackson This Spring

    [THE HANGOVER] Joe Maddon Sees A Different Edwin Jackson This Spring

    March 5, 2008 at 9:08 am 0 comments

    Tampa Bay Rays (26 days until Opening Day) Yesterday: Tampa Bay Rays vs Twins. Canceled due to rain. Prior to being called, Edwin Jackson pitched three scoreless innings, allowing 3 hits, striking out 1 and walking none. Jackson has now pitched 5 scoreless innings and has yet to walk a […]

     
  • [POWER RANKINGS] The Tampa Bay Rays Power Rankings

    [POWER RANKINGS] The Tampa Bay Rays Power Rankings

    March 4, 2008 at 4:34 pm 2 comments

    It’s Tuesday so it is time to update the Tampa Bay Rays Power Rankings. These rankings are a combination of overall importance to the team and a general “who’s hot and who’s not”, mixed with how we currently feel about and perceive each member of the team. It is by […]

     
  • [MATT GARZA] Separated At Birth?

    [MATT GARZA] Separated At Birth?

    March 4, 2008 at 12:50 pm 4 comments

    Rays’ Matt Garza………SNL’s Mango! Likes(0)Dislikes(0)