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  • [THE HANGOVER] Discussing Grant Balfour’s Rare Struggle And Attendance That Is Going To Get Worse

    [THE HANGOVER] Discussing Grant Balfour’s Rare Struggle And Attendance That Is Going To Get Worse

    June 9, 2014 at 7:30 am 14 comments

    The GBT – The Good, The Bad and The Telling sandwich, where The Bad is nice and lean and the The Telling is ripe. Mariners 5, RAYS 0 (boxscore) THE GOOD: Chris Archer. In his last 5 starts (31 innings), Archer has allowed just 3 earned runs. He has also […]

     
  • Tailgating Game 64: Rays (24-39) Vs Mariners (32-29)

    Tailgating Game 64: Rays (24-39) Vs Mariners (32-29)

    June 8, 2014 at 10:36 am 2 comments

    Playing A Little Pepper… Jaime Edmondson announced on Twitter that she and Evan Longoria are expecting their second child in November, a well-timed pregnancy to be certain…Jeremy Hellickson pitched 3 shutout innings for Charlotte in his first rehab start. He struck out 2 and gave up 2 hits and a walk. Ryan […]

     
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    Rays Honor Don Zimmer With Uniforms And A Video Tribute

    June 7, 2014 at 3:41 pm 5 comments

    The Rays had a pregame ceremony today honoring Don Zimmer. Here is the video tribute that was shown on the videoboard. In addition, both teams wore Brooklyn Dodgers jerseys during warmups (see below). There is lots of great stuff in here. But maybe my favorite is James Shields at the […]

     
  • Tailgating Game 63: Rays Cut Josh Lueke, But He May Not Be Gone Forever

    Tailgating Game 63: Rays Cut Josh Lueke, But He May Not Be Gone Forever

    June 7, 2014 at 2:34 pm 3 comments

    Playing A Little Pepper… Josh Lueke has finally been designated for assignment and Kirby Yates has been called up to replace him. As for Lueke, it is unlikely that he will be claimed off of waivers, so he will probably be reassigned to triple-A Durham. That means Lueke’s career with […]

     
  • Tailgating Game 62: Rays (23-38) Vs Mariners (31-28)

    Tailgating Game 62: Rays (23-38) Vs Mariners (31-28)

    June 6, 2014 at 5:22 pm 2 comments

    Playing A Little Pepper… Tonight marks the return of Fernando Rodney to the Trop. Game Graph… [Will be up at game time] Source: FanGraphs Lineup… David DeJesus, DH Ben Zobrist, 2B Evan Longoria, 3B James Loney, 1B Flash Jennings, CF Matt Joyce, LF Yunel Escobar, SS Kevin Kiermaier, RF Jose […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Discussing Crooked Numbers And More Draft Picks

    [THE HANGOVER] Discussing Crooked Numbers And More Draft Picks

    June 6, 2014 at 9:33 am 17 comments

    The GBT – The Good, The Bad and The Telling sandwich, where The Bad is nice and lean and the The Telling is ripe. Marlins 11, RAYS 6 (boxscore) THE GOOD: Kevin Kiermaier. Maybe we should just rename this part of the Hangover “The Kevin,” because he is about the […]

     
  • Rays Draft Power Hitting, College First Baseman In First Round

    Rays Draft Power Hitting, College First Baseman In First Round

    June 5, 2014 at 8:49 pm 5 comments

    With the 20th pick of the first round in this year’s draft, the Tampa Bay Rays selected Casey Gillaspie from Witchita State, the younger brother of White Sox first baseman Conor Gillaspie. Gillaspie is a switch-hitting first baseman who has drawn comparisons to Mark Teixeira. He hit .389 with 15 […]

     
  • Tailgating Game 61: Rays (23-37) Vs Marlins (31-28)

    Tailgating Game 61: Rays (23-37) Vs Marlins (31-28)

    June 5, 2014 at 2:55 pm 0 comments

    Playing A Little Pepper… No pepper today. Game Graph… [Will be up at game time] Source: FanGraphs Lineup… David DeJesus, DH Ben Zobrist, 2B Evan Longoria, 3B James Loney, 1B Flash Jennings, CF Matt Joyce, LF Yunel Escobar, SS Kevin Kiermaier, RF Ali Solis, C Jake Odorizzi, SP  

     
  • Of Don Zimmer, Dreams, and Heartbreaks

    Of Don Zimmer, Dreams, and Heartbreaks

    June 5, 2014 at 2:34 pm 1 comment

    In the 1988 movie Field of Dreams, Kevin Coster’s character Ray Kinsella asks Burt Lancaster’s Moonlight Graham, “If you could do anything you wanted, if you could have a wish …” Moonlight Graham’s answer is feel the tingle in his arms as he connects with the ball, to run the […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Discussing Kevin Kiermaier, Another Loss, And The Passing Of Don Zimmer

    [THE HANGOVER] Discussing Kevin Kiermaier, Another Loss, And The Passing Of Don Zimmer

    June 5, 2014 at 7:39 am 17 comments

    Marlins 5, RAYS 4 (boxscore) THE GOOD: Kevin Kiermaier. How fun in this kid to watch play? The defense is as advertised (although I will say I don’t think K2′s arm is as strong as people were saying. Rather, he makes really strong throws because he is so aggressive charging […]