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  • [RI CONFIDENCE GRAPH] The Rays Index Confidence Graph: Week 13

    [RI CONFIDENCE GRAPH] The Rays Index Confidence Graph: Week 13

    June 25, 2008 at 1:38 pm 1 comment

    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 […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Marlins Giftwrap The Rays 45th Win

    [THE HANGOVER] Marlins Giftwrap The Rays 45th Win

    June 25, 2008 at 10:35 am 6 comments

    THE GOOD: Aki Iwamura’s 2-run home run in the 3rd. How did that get out of the park? That looked like a lazy flyball off the bat. In fact, it was Aki’s 200th career home run…The Top of the 8th could very easily fall in the bad category if not […]

     
  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] Wade Davis Settles Down After Shaky First Inning

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] Wade Davis Settles Down After Shaky First Inning

    June 25, 2008 at 8:46 am 0 comments

    Durham 4, Lehigh Valley 1. Jeremy Cummings continues to pitch well for Durham, allowing 1 run in 7 innings. He struck out 5 and walked none. He is 6-2 with a 2.91 ERA in 9 starts with 49 Ks in 52.2 innings to just 12 walks…Scott Dohmann struck out the […]

     
  • [SHOWER-SHOE FUNGUS] Playing A Little Pepper: Florida Marlins

    [SHOWER-SHOE FUNGUS] Playing A Little Pepper: Florida Marlins

    June 24, 2008 at 2:30 pm 3 comments

    FIRST INNINGThe Rays just dropped 2 of 3 to a last place Astros squad after having swept the team with the best record in baseball, the Cubs. Did the Houston series expose the Rays a little? Certainly the ‘Stros are more talented than their record and the Rays might be […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Benny Boo Boo Is Back From Durham

    [THE HANGOVER] Benny Boo Boo Is Back From Durham

    June 24, 2008 at 10:08 am 9 comments

    THE GOOD: The Red Sox lost to the D-Backs so the Rays pulled within 1 game of the AL East and are actually a game up on the Sawx in the ever-so-important loss column. THE BAD: Sutter Home wines (well, there goes a potential sponsor). THE TELLING: We should be […]

     
  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] 7th Straight Strong Start For Alex Cobb

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] 7th Straight Strong Start For Alex Cobb

    June 24, 2008 at 7:54 am 0 comments

    Lehigh Valley 7, Durham 0. Mitch Talbot gave up 6 runs on 9 hits in 5.2 innings, falling to 6-6 on the season…The Bulls managed only 5 hits, and Reid Brignac was 0-3. Montgomery (off-day) Clearwater 7, Vero Beach 3. Brandon Mann started and gave up 5 runs in 5 […]

     
  • [ENERGIZED INDEED] Most Energized Fans Of The Game

    [ENERGIZED INDEED] Most Energized Fans Of The Game

    June 23, 2008 at 12:30 pm 11 comments

    On Friday night, as the Rays broadcast came back from their commercial break to start the seventh inning, Dwayne Staats introduced one of those sponsored moments of the game as they zoomed in on the “energized fans of the game”. The “winners”? Those two young ladies above with their special […]

     
  • [RI CONFIDENCE GRAPH] The Tampa Bay Rays Confidence Survey

    [RI CONFIDENCE GRAPH] The Tampa Bay Rays Confidence Survey

    June 23, 2008 at 11:12 am 2 comments

    Last week’s Rays Confidence Graph results. Below you will see two polls that ask about your confidence in the Tampa Bay Rays. Please take a moment to answer each question. We will present these same polls every Monday. The results will be presented in graphical form on Wednesday, and will […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Kazmir Gives Up Game At Crucial Moment

    [THE HANGOVER] Kazmir Gives Up Game At Crucial Moment

    June 23, 2008 at 10:20 am 2 comments

    THE GOOD: Evan Longoria’s home run in the 2nd, his 12th. We don’t want to stretch this comparison too much, but Dirtbag’s stance and swing have always reminded us of Alex Rodriguez and both hitters are very similar in that they both generate an immense amount of power despite having […]

     
  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] Hellickson To Join Price In Montgomery

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] Hellickson To Join Price In Montgomery

    June 23, 2008 at 9:09 am 4 comments

    Durham 6, Norfolk 0. Jeff Niemann did not give up a run in 5 innings, allowing only 2 hits. But he did struggle with his control walking 5 batters and throwing a wild pitch. Of his 92 pitches, only 52 were strikes…Ben Zobrist and Reid Brignac each hit 2-run home […]