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  • [THE HANGOVER] Rays’ Hitters Went Home Early In Loss To Pirates

    [THE HANGOVER] Rays’ Hitters Went Home Early In Loss To Pirates

    June 29, 2008 at 10:20 am 0 comments

    THE GOOD: The Bullpen in general and Gary Glover and Jason Hammel specifically. Yes Hammel gave up the walk-off home run, but we thought the game was over when both Glover entered the game in the 9th and when Hammel came on in the 12th. The two combined for 4.2 […]

     
  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] Beckham Makes Debut At Shortstop

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] Beckham Makes Debut At Shortstop

    June 29, 2008 at 9:33 am 0 comments

    Durham 6, Norfolk 3. Mitch Talbot improved to 7-6 after holding Norfolk to 1 run in 6.2 innings. He struck out 4 and walked none…Chris Richard (15) and Joel Guzman (15) homered for the Bulls. Guzman finished 3-4 with 3 RBI. Fernando Perez was 2-5 and Justin Ruggiano added 2 […]

     
  • [THEO EPSTEIN] Theo Epstein Knows Little About Why Rays Are Winning

    [THEO EPSTEIN] Theo Epstein Knows Little About Why Rays Are Winning

    June 28, 2008 at 2:51 pm 5 comments

    Red Sox GM Theo Epstein appeared on Cal Ripken’s XM Radio show, Ripken Baseball. Epstein was asked about the sudden surge of the Tampa Bay Rays. “Obviously they’ve been picking at the top part of the draft for the better part of a decade now and they haven’t missed with […]

     
  • [KID K] Video: Scott Kazmir At The Trop In High School

    [KID K] Video: Scott Kazmir At The Trop In High School

    June 28, 2008 at 12:41 pm 1 comment

    We are not sure if this video has made the rounds before. Certainly it is the first time we have seen it. But it is interesting to see Scott Kazmir pitching at the Trop while still in high school. It is also a little funny to see Kid K introduce […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Rays Are Riding Red Hot Bats Of Longoria And Crawford

    [THE HANGOVER] Rays Are Riding Red Hot Bats Of Longoria And Crawford

    June 28, 2008 at 10:37 am 7 comments

    THE GOOD: Evan Longoria and Carl Crawford are red hot. Last night they combined for 7-10 with a double, 2 home runs and 4 RBI. For CC, it was his 6th multi-hit game in his last 8 and 3rd home run in the last 3 games. For Dirtbag, he is […]

     
  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] Hellboy’s Double-A Debut Was A Forgettable One

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] Hellboy’s Double-A Debut Was A Forgettable One

    June 28, 2008 at 7:28 am 1 comment

    Durham 7, Norfolk 3 (gm 1). Jeff Niemann picked up his 5th win in 7 decisions. He allowed 3 runs in 6 innings on only 1 hit, but he did walk 5 and struck out 4…Fernando Perez was 3-4 and scored 2 runs…Justin Ruggiano finished 2-4 with 2 RBI…Reid Brignac […]

     
  • [SHOWER-SHOE FUNGUS] Playing A Little Pepper: Pittsburgh Pirates

    [SHOWER-SHOE FUNGUS] Playing A Little Pepper: Pittsburgh Pirates

    June 27, 2008 at 4:24 pm 3 comments

    FIRST INNING…Yesterday afternoon the Rays completed a sweep of the Marlins. You keep saying that the Rays are a long-shot to make the playoffs…Did this series do anything to change your perception? The biggest thing we learned is that the Marlins are a fraud. There is a better chance they […]

     
  • [TAMPA BAY RAYS MEDIA] Media Approval Ratings: Dewayne Staats

    [TAMPA BAY RAYS MEDIA] Media Approval Ratings: Dewayne Staats

    June 27, 2008 at 12:19 pm 18 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 […]

     
  • [RAYSHEAD ARMY] Grab The Wave! The RAYSHEAD ARMY Is Growing

    [RAYSHEAD ARMY] Grab The Wave! The RAYSHEAD ARMY Is Growing

    June 27, 2008 at 11:06 am 2 comments

    (click on image for larger version) The above image is of thousands of Cownose Rays migrating off the coast of Mexico…presumably on their way to the Trop. Now we ask you…What is more intimidating: The above image? Or the sunburst etched into the centerfield turf at the Trop? Golden Rays […]

     
  • [THE ARCHIVES] Two Years Ago On Rays Index

    [THE ARCHIVES] Two Years Ago On Rays Index

    June 27, 2008 at 10:45 am 0 comments

    Two years ago on Rays Index we told you about the Rays newest acquisitions, Dioner Navarro and Jae Seo. Hall And Hendrickson Shipped To Dodgers [Rays Index] Likes(0)Dislikes(0)