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  • More Evidence That The St. Pete Times Is The Rays Unofficial PR Firm

    More Evidence That The St. Pete Times Is The Rays Unofficial PR Firm

    February 27, 2007 at 2:41 pm 0 comments

    Yesterday we ran a post that questioned the integrity of the St. Pete Times (and to a lesser extent, the Tampa Tribune) when it comes to reporting on the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. We are concerned about the new relationship with the Times being named “The Official Newspaper” of the […]

     
  • The Hangover: Akinori Iwamura, 20-40 Guy. Muu-RAH!

    The Hangover: Akinori Iwamura, 20-40 Guy. Muu-RAH!

    February 27, 2007 at 8:56 am 0 comments

    One of the biggest questions entering the 2007 season is how well Akinori Iwamura will adjust to Major League pitching. Most believe that his average will drop slightly, but his power will take a big hit. What nobody has speculated on is his base stealing totals. Well, despite a career […]

     
  • The St. Pete Times And The Tampa Tribune Would Like Rays Fans To Drink Their Kool-Aid

    The St. Pete Times And The Tampa Tribune Would Like Rays Fans To Drink Their Kool-Aid

    February 26, 2007 at 12:35 pm 0 comments

    Late last season the Tampa Bay Devil Rays signed a sponsorship agreement with the St. Pete Times, in which the local newspaper would be designated “The official newspaper of the Tampa Bay Devil Rays”. In addition, the Times became the main sponsor of devilrays.com, the first such agreement between a […]

     
  • The Hangover: Gettin’ A Delmon

    The Hangover: Gettin’ A Delmon

    February 26, 2007 at 9:59 am 0 comments

    A lot has been made about the Rays farm system and most agree that it is the best in baseball right now. Well, apparently the Rays rank first in overrated prospects also. D. A. Humber: Baseball Central decided to rank the most overrated prospects in baseball. At the top of […]

     
  • Benny Boo Zobrist’s Wife Would Like To Sing You Some Christian Rock

    Benny Boo Zobrist’s Wife Would Like To Sing You Some Christian Rock

    February 25, 2007 at 6:31 pm 15 comments

    This hottie attractive lady is Julianna, the wife of Rays shortstop Ben Zobrist. In this piece, we learned that Julianna is an aspiring singer. In fact, not only is she a singer, but she would like to use that music to get in touch with your Christian sensibilities (or whatever […]

     
  • The Hangover: Lil’ Zimms Disses A-Rod, Drive-bys To Ensue

    The Hangover: Lil’ Zimms Disses A-Rod, Drive-bys To Ensue

    February 23, 2007 at 9:26 am 1 comment

    The Hardball Times have made a gallant effort to try and project Akinori Iwamura’s stats for 2007. The problem they face is that there have not been many comparable players that have made the jump from Japan to the Majors. The only similar player (ie. slugger) was Hideki Matsui. Well, […]

     
  • The Hangover: Fans In Walla Walla Spared From Having To Watch Rays

    The Hangover: Fans In Walla Walla Spared From Having To Watch Rays

    February 22, 2007 at 9:22 am 0 comments

    Deadspin has started their baseball previews and on day 1 they give us our beloved Rays. The first two-thirds of the post is a recap of the 2006 implosion (that sound was us banging our collective heads on the keyboard…over and over and over and over). We recommend skipping to […]

     
  • The Hangover: Is Elijah Dukes Overweight?

    The Hangover: Is Elijah Dukes Overweight?

    February 21, 2007 at 1:03 pm 0 comments

    This is why the Rays reporters bug the heck out of us. Here is an article about Elijah Dukes. The article itself is fairly benign. But early in the article Dukes has the following quote… Hopefully when I get that call saying I’m in the league, I’ll probably be about […]

     
  • Jonny Gomes, Meet Kevin Maas

    Jonny Gomes, Meet Kevin Maas

    February 20, 2007 at 10:05 pm 0 comments

    Word has come down that Joe Maddon is no longer considering Jonny Gomes for playing time at first base. Gomes has arrived to Spring Training healthy and strong and Maddon says that makes him an outfielder. Of course somebody should tell Mr. Gomes that, as he apparently didn’t even bring […]

     
  • The Hangover: The Curse Of New Kids On The Block

    The Hangover: The Curse Of New Kids On The Block

    February 20, 2007 at 1:34 pm 0 comments

    We understand the excitement about the possibility of Edwin Jackson being the 5th starter for the Rays this season. Of course, everybody points to the 3-2 record and 1.60 ERA in the Venezuelan Winter League. The St. Pete Times ran an article on Jackson and his hopes of making the […]