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  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] There Will Soon Be A Juan Salas Sighting In Durham

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] There Will Soon Be A Juan Salas Sighting In Durham

    May 9, 2008 at 7:09 am 5 comments

    Pawtucket 3, Durham 2. After scoring 2 in the 6th, the Bulls’ last 10 batters went down in order…Mike Prochaska started and gave up 3 runs in 4.1 innings…Reid Brignac was 1-3…The Bulls only managed 5 hits total…Fernando Perez was 0-3 with a walk. Birmingham @ Montgomery, ppd. rain. The […]

     
  • [WADE BOGGS] Wade Boggs, The God Of Baseball Drinking

    [WADE BOGGS] Wade Boggs, The God Of Baseball Drinking

    May 8, 2008 at 2:00 pm 12 comments

    There are a lot of things to be embarrassed about as a Rays fan (Rainbow Warriors unis, The Hit Parade, 9 last place finishes in 10 seasons, Dick Vitale). But the one that has always bothered us more than the others is the retirement of Wade Boggs’ number 12. When […]

     
  • [THE ARCHIVES] One Year Ago On Rays Index

    [THE ARCHIVES] One Year Ago On Rays Index

    May 8, 2008 at 12:42 pm 0 comments

    One year ago on Rays Index we told you that Juan Salas had been caught injecting himself with IEDs. Juan Salas Caught Injecting Himself With Idiot Enhancing Drugs [Rays Index] Likes(0)Dislikes(0)

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The Baseball Gods Had Already Spoken…And They Said ‘Lose’

    [THE HANGOVER] The Baseball Gods Had Already Spoken…And They Said ‘Lose’

    May 8, 2008 at 9:23 am 1 comment

    THE GOOD: The Red Sox lost…The Yankees lost…The Orioles lost…So the only team that the Rays lost ground to last yesterday was the Jays. Oh and the O’s are now in their rightful place, last place… THE BAD: Shaun Marcum faced the minimum through the first 6.2 innings. The only […]

     
  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] David Price Starts First Extended Spring Training Contest

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] David Price Starts First Extended Spring Training Contest

    May 8, 2008 at 7:22 am 0 comments

    Pawtucket 12, Durham 7. Kevin Lynn got the start in place of JK Ryu who went on the DL. Lynn gave up 5 runs in 5 innings…Reid Brignac was 2-4 with his 8th double. He also committed his 4th error…Fernando Perez was 0-4 with 3 strike outs, and Justin Ruggiano […]

     
  • [RI CONFIDENCE GRAPH] The Rays Index Confidence Graph: Week 6

    [RI CONFIDENCE GRAPH] The Rays Index Confidence Graph: Week 6

    May 7, 2008 at 12:30 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 […]

     
  • [PAPA JOE MADDON] Joe Maddon No Longer Thinks The Titanic Put Up A Good Fight

    [PAPA JOE MADDON] Joe Maddon No Longer Thinks The Titanic Put Up A Good Fight

    May 7, 2008 at 11:45 am 2 comments

    In an ESPN.com story about the Tampa Bay Rays’ bullpen, there was a telling quote from Joe Maddon about his own managerial style. “My role has shifted,” Maddon said, “from being the eternal optimist to being the more pragmatic one. And I recognized both goals in advance. When I first […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] We Are Confused By All This Winning

    [THE HANGOVER] We Are Confused By All This Winning

    May 7, 2008 at 10:00 am 14 comments

    THE GOOD: Good game for Akinori Iwamura offensively. In the 3rd, Aki had an RBI single, but more impotantly, with 2 outs, he advanced to second base on Carl Crawford’s sac fly. That allowed Aki to score on BJ Upton’s single…Jason Bartlett made two amazing plays in the field. The […]

     
  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] Niemann And Townsend Back To Rotations

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] Niemann And Townsend Back To Rotations

    May 7, 2008 at 7:15 am 0 comments

    Durham 3, Pawtucket 0. Ben Hendrickson started but was pulled after the 1st inning with shoulder tightness. Nick DeBarr relieved and pitched 4 perfect innings with 5 strikeouts. Bulls pitchers did not allow a base runner until the 7th inning…Grant Balfour picked up his 4th save with 2 strikeouts in […]

     
  • [ANDY SONNANSTINE]Sonnanstine No Longer Changing Arm Angles; No Longer Tipping Pitches?

    [ANDY SONNANSTINE]Sonnanstine No Longer Changing Arm Angles; No Longer Tipping Pitches?

    May 6, 2008 at 12:39 pm 7 comments

    Ever since Andy Sonnanstine was in the minor leagues posting astronomical strikeout-to-walk ratios, there were always certain tenets that we have held to be true about the right hander that could dominate without a dominating fastball. He throws about 46 different pitches He has impeccable control He can keep batters […]