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  • [THE ARCHIVES] One Year Ago On Rays Index

    [THE ARCHIVES] One Year Ago On Rays Index

    August 10, 2008 at 3:00 pm 0 comments

    One year ago on Rays Index we decided that Florida within the “United Countries of Baseball” needed to be remapped. Remapping Florida Within The United Countries of Baseball [Rays Index] Likes(0)Dislikes(0)

     
  • [THE ARCHIVES] One Year Ago On Rays Index

    [THE ARCHIVES] One Year Ago On Rays Index

    August 9, 2008 at 3:51 pm 0 comments

    One year ago on Rays Index, having just completed an absolutely horrid first-half, we tried to defend Dioner Navarro, and presented evidence that it was far too soon to condemn The Fat Catcher. Dioner Navarro Is Just A Lil’ Guy [Rays Index] Likes(0)Dislikes(0)

     
  • [THE ARCHIVES] One Year Ago On Rays Index

    [THE ARCHIVES] One Year Ago On Rays Index

    August 9, 2008 at 3:25 pm 0 comments

    One year ago on Rays Index we were angered by John Romano and his inability to keep his personal beef with Delmon Young out of his column. Why The Devil Rays Columnists Suck: John Romano [Rays Index] Likes(0)Dislikes(0)

     
  • [TAMPA BAY RAYS MEDIA] Media Approval Ratings: Marc Topkin

    [TAMPA BAY RAYS MEDIA] Media Approval Ratings: Marc Topkin

    August 8, 2008 at 12:39 pm 7 comments

    C’mon, you guys knew this was coming eventually…There is a general sense amongst some of our readers that all we do is bash the Rays media coverage. The truth is we actually admire most of the working media and respect most of their work. We just get a sense that […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Dan Wheeler Throws Lose-Lose Pitch; Rays Lose

    [THE HANGOVER] Dan Wheeler Throws Lose-Lose Pitch; Rays Lose

    August 8, 2008 at 11:24 am 0 comments

    THE GOOD: Andy Sonnanstine was the hard-luck loser, shutting out the M’s for 7 innings before allowing a run in the 8th. At one point he retired 17-straight batters, a team record…Rays batters that led-off an inning were on base 4 times in a row at one point. THE BAD: […]

     
  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] Brignac Out With Broken Wrist; Cal Ripken Group Finalizes Purchase Of Vero Beach D-Rays

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] Brignac Out With Broken Wrist; Cal Ripken Group Finalizes Purchase Of Vero Beach D-Rays

    August 8, 2008 at 10:34 am 0 comments

    Durham 11, Richmond 2. Mitch Talbot struck out 8 in 6 innings, giving up 2 runs (1 earned). He allowed 6 hits and 1 walk…Justin Ruggiano drove in 5 with a double and a home run…Jon Weber was 3-5 with 2 doubles and an RBI…Jonny Gomes doubled and homered in […]

     
  • [SHOWER-SHOE FUNGUS] Playing A Little Pepper: Seattle Mariners

    [SHOWER-SHOE FUNGUS] Playing A Little Pepper: Seattle Mariners

    August 7, 2008 at 4:23 pm 0 comments

    FIRST INNING A look back…Yesterday the Rays won a dramatic come-from-behind game after trailing by 3 runs entering the 9th inning, scoring 6 runs without an out. The final 3 came on a walk-off home run off the bat of Carlos Pena. The day started ominously with the benching of […]

     
  • [NEW BULLPEN PIECE] The Rays Have Acquired Chad Bradford From The Orioles

    [NEW BULLPEN PIECE] The Rays Have Acquired Chad Bradford From The Orioles

    August 7, 2008 at 2:47 pm 3 comments

    The Rays added a relief pitcher this afternoon, sending a player-to-be-named-later to the Orioles for Chad Bradford. Bradford, 34 next month, has a 2.45 ERA in 40.1 innings this year. His strikeout rate is dangerously low, but he’s not walking anyone or allowing home runs. He also has a very […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] 6 Runs In 9th; When Will Doubters Start Doubting Selves?

    [THE HANGOVER] 6 Runs In 9th; When Will Doubters Start Doubting Selves?

    August 7, 2008 at 11:31 am 9 comments

    THE GOOD: Scott Kazmir pitched 9 innings! Wait. What? Oh. That was the last 2 games combined. Nevermind…Playing like a champion. Yesterday was just one of those days that we expected the team to just roll over and die. A noon affair against a team the Rays have struggled against, […]

     
  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] Reid Brignac Pulled From Game After Being Hit By Pitch

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] Reid Brignac Pulled From Game After Being Hit By Pitch

    August 7, 2008 at 10:28 am 0 comments

    Richmond 5, Durham 4. Ben Hendrickson started and gave up 4 runs in 6 innings…Calvin Medlock took the loss after allowing a go-ahead solo home run in the 8th inning…Justin Ruggiano finished 0-5 with 3 Ks…Dan Johnson was 3-5…Jonny Gomes was 2-5 with a double and 2Ks. He also threw […]