Post Tagged with: "Joe Rays Fan"

  • Postgame Shot Of Joe: Another Un-Rayslike Win

    Postgame Shot Of Joe: Another Un-Rayslike Win

    April 7, 2012 at 10:04 pm 3 comments

    It’s all feelin’ real good about now. Luke Strangebeard is swinging a sweet stick with those fast hands of his. The other big guns are hot, and it doesn’t really matter if Reid Brignac still can’t hit or Jake Magee looked like a nervous lamb before a slaughter. (Picked off third, […]

     
  • Postgame Shot Of Joe: Welcome Back Carlos!

    Postgame Shot Of Joe: Welcome Back Carlos!

    April 6, 2012 at 7:15 pm 4 comments

    Those who swill ale with Joe know he was one of the few Rays fans who was not doing cartwheels over the return of Karlos Pena this season. Sure, there are few guys nicer than Karlos, a really, really class act of a guy. That’s not why Joe was unmoved […]

     
  • Maddon Holds Flick-The-Switch Meeting

    Maddon Holds Flick-The-Switch Meeting

    April 1, 2012 at 10:00 am 0 comments

    Anyone suffering through local sports radio the last 10 days has heard legions of panicky Rays fans senselessly freak out about minor injuries and odd spring lineups, and revive their hate of B.J. Upton. Joe swears, if he hears one more Rays fan talk about how the Blue Jays tearing up the spring means […]

     
  • Postgame Shot Of Joe: Death By Howell

    Postgame Shot Of Joe: Death By Howell

    October 3, 2011 at 8:05 pm 11 comments

    Yeah, the Rays were unlikely to win scoring three runs tonight, but tossing out J.P. Howell in the seventh to face Josh Hamilton with the bases loaded and two outs was the equivalent of playing Russian roulette with a half-loaded gun. Was Jake McGee unavailable? What about Matt Moore for one batter? This […]

     
  • Postgame Shot Of Joe: Shoppach Wasn’t Honest

    Postgame Shot Of Joe: Shoppach Wasn’t Honest

    September 30, 2011 at 9:08 pm 10 comments

    Speaking calmly and cooly on ESPN Radio this morning, Rangers head man and former fireballer Nolan Ryan said he suspected it would take Rangers hitters two turns around the batting order tonight to get comfortable against Matt Moore. Make that three turns, and they’re still waiting. It made so much sense for the […]

     
  • Postgame Shot Of Joe: The Holy Triple

    Postgame Shot Of Joe: The Holy Triple

    September 27, 2011 at 9:31 pm 5 comments

    Joe doesn’t know whether Evan Longoria was nuts to not take the sure out at home plate after a force out at third or whether he was just a man with a hefty set of balls to try and turn three. Regardless, it worked, and tonight’s comeback win no doubt was destiny after the Rays’ […]

     
  • Postgame Shot Of Joe: Take A Bow, Alex Torres

    Postgame Shot Of Joe: Take A Bow, Alex Torres

    September 24, 2011 at 8:46 pm 1 comment

    Like nearly every Rays fan with a pulse, Joe sobbed in his beer when Jeff Niemann looked stiff and awful in the first inning and got yanked for Alex Torres after the opening frame. Could things have looked any worse? It was as if The Hangman had lowered the noose […]

     
  • Postgame Shot Of Joe: Ya Gotta Believe

    Postgame Shot Of Joe: Ya Gotta Believe

    September 18, 2011 at 4:51 pm 2 comments

    Sorry, but the Rays have made up too damn much ground to turn back now. The Sox aren’t better — not now anyway — and the Rays are two back with 10 to go. As the late Tug McGraw coined for the 1973 Mets, “Ya Gotta Believe.” Why not the […]

     
  • Postgame Shot Of Joe: Playoff Urgency Was Lacking

    Postgame Shot Of Joe: Playoff Urgency Was Lacking

    September 14, 2011 at 9:12 pm 2 comments

    Yeah, Joe Maddon knows what he’s doing. The guy’s a miracle worker. But this game wasn’t played with the urgency it called for. C’mon. The Rays get runners on first and second with nobody out in the seventh down 4-2 and Maddon isn’t going to have Casey Kotchman lay down a […]

     
  • Postgame Shot Of Joe: Shame On The Non-Believers

    Postgame Shot Of Joe: Shame On The Non-Believers

    September 9, 2011 at 10:29 pm 6 comments

    Everywhere Joe turns, from his radio dial to friends and men on the street, the Rays have been written off. Frankly, it was descpicable even before tonight’s 7-2 win against the nasty Sox. What kind of baseball town turns its back on its team when its playing well and very alive mathematically? Have […]