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  • Playing A Little Pepper: Opening Day

    Playing A Little Pepper: Opening Day

    April 1, 2011 at 1:33 pm 6 comments

    FIRST INNING (A look back)… Forty-five ESPN.com “experts” made their predictions for the 2011 season. None picked the Rays to win the division. And only four picked the Rays for the Wild Card…Can this team compete for a playoff spot? All those experts can see is that the Rays lost […]

     
  • Playing A Little Pepper: Freedom Lager-Style

    Playing A Little Pepper: Freedom Lager-Style

    September 17, 2010 at 2:19 pm 19 comments

    FIRST INNING (A look back)… Everybody has an opinion on Derek Jeter’s fake hit-by-pitch…Why is this such a big story? It is a little strange considering something very similar happened in a recent Phillies-Braves game. But it is a bigger deal now because it is the Yankees. Because the game […]

     
  • Playing A Little Pepper: PBR-Style

    Playing A Little Pepper: PBR-Style

    September 10, 2010 at 12:16 pm 17 comments

    FIRST INNING (A look back)… The Rays moved Jeremy Hellickson to the bullpen and so far he has struggled…In hindsight, was the correct move? Hell no. But not because he is struggling in the ‘pen. The mistake is that working 1-2 two innings a pop takes away any possibility of […]

     
  • Playing A Little Pepper: Week 10

    Playing A Little Pepper: Week 10

    June 11, 2010 at 11:11 am 7 comments

    FIRST INNING (A look back)… Joe Maddon is a big fan of the reverse-split theory (dubbed The Danks Theory by Tommy Rancel) in which he will load the lineup with right-handed bats against a righty or left-handed bats versus a lefty should the pitcher’s splits dictate such a move. It […]

     
  • Playing A Little Pepper:

    Playing A Little Pepper:

    April 27, 2010 at 1:30 pm 1 comment

    FIRST INNING (A look back)… The Rays have the best record in baseball and have won 11 of their last 13…How good is this team? The Rays are on pace to win 119 games, so no, they are not *this* good. But they are pretty good. And what is really […]

     
  • Playing A Little Pepper: Week 3

    Playing A Little Pepper: Week 3

    April 20, 2010 at 12:00 pm 10 comments

    FIRST INNING (A look back)… The Rays have looked great on this 10-game roadtrip and are now in first place of the AL East…If we pull the curtain back a bit, is there anything to be concerned about? During the seven-game winning streak, several games were blowouts and in most […]

     
  • Playing A Little Pepper: Opening Day

    Playing A Little Pepper: Opening Day

    April 6, 2010 at 12:37 pm 7 comments

    FIRST INNING (A look back)… After entering the 2009 season with great hope, the Rays finished a disappointing 84-78, 19 games back in the AL East. With almost an identical roster coming back this season…Why should we think this season will be any different? Much of the disappointment in 2009 […]

     
  • Playing A Little Pepper: Week 5

    Playing A Little Pepper: Week 5

    May 8, 2009 at 1:00 pm 1 comment

    FIRST INNING (A look back)… Earlier this week, you called on the Rays to discipline Troy Percival for his actions directed towards a fan after last Sunday’s win over the Red Sox…Any surprises from the reactions you have seen? We are surprised that we haven’t heard even an explanation or […]

     
  • Playing A Little Pepper: Week 4

    Playing A Little Pepper: Week 4

    May 1, 2009 at 12:03 pm 7 comments

    FIRST INNING (A look back)… 18 players were chosen in the first annual Tampa Bay Rays Trade Pool as being candidates to be traded before the end of the season…Which player chosen by at least two bloggers surprises you the most by being included? We were a little surprised that […]

     
  • Playing A Little Pepper: Week 2

    Playing A Little Pepper: Week 2

    April 17, 2009 at 10:00 am 2 comments

    FIRST INNING (A look back)… The Rays are 2-5 in their last seven games. In the two wins, the Rays scored 26 runs, but in the five losses, the Rays scored 11 runs…Should we be concerned about this lack of consistency being seen from the offense? It is tough to […]