Archive for June, 2010

  • Upton Not In Lineup Again, But Still Not Benched

    June 30, 2010 at 4:08 pm 8 comments

    [Update] Oh, it gets better…Joe Maddon says BJ Upton has a sore quad that he suffered last night. Yes, that’s right. Upton will not start tonight because he ran too hard last night. [5:08pm] Via Joe Smith’s Twitter page, we learn that Ben Zobrist will once again play center field […]

  • Dioner Navarro Had A Painful Triple-A Debut

    June 30, 2010 at 1:07 pm 3 comments

    Last night, Dioner Navarro played in his first minor league game (non-rehab) since 2006. And as Chris over at Watching Durham Bulls Baseball points out, he received a painful welcome… Aroldis Chapman is a very hard-throwing (and at $30 million, expensive) pitcher in the Reds system with some control issues. […]

  • Dickie V. Thinks It’s Time Rays’ Diaper Dandy Take Off The Diapers

    June 30, 2010 at 9:00 am 10 comments

    On Monday, Rays Superfan Dick Vitale had some harsh words for BJ Upton. Yesterday, Vitale appeared on ESPN Radio’s “Mike and Mike Show.” If you thought Dickie V might back down from his criticism, you’d be wrong. Vitale thinks Upton just isn’t a very good player and he has the […]

  • Are They Going To Give Away Strobe Lights?

    June 30, 2010 at 8:30 am 1 comment

    Minor league baseball teams are known for coming up with unorthodox promotions in an effort to draw fans to the ballpark. The Rays’ short-season affiliate, the Hudson Valley Renegades are no exception. The same club that once asked fans to leave their Y-chromosomes at home, may have finally failed to […]

  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Upton’s New Gear, Burrell’s New Bat And Crawford’s Wounded Wing

    June 30, 2010 at 7:09 am 19 comments

    The GBT - The Good, The Bad and The Telling sandwich, where The Bad is nice and lean and the The Telling is ripe. Red Sox 8, Devil Rays 5 THE GOOD: BJ Upton. He wasn’t benched, but he wasn’t in the starting lineup. And while grabbing some pine, BJ […]

  • Hank Blalock Designated For Assignment

    June 29, 2010 at 11:09 pm 2 comments

    Marc Topkin reports that the Rays activated Gabe Kapler from the DL following tonight’s game. To make room for Kapler, the Rays designated Hank Blalock for assignment, in all likelihood ending his brief stint with the Rays. Blalock hit .254 with just 1 home run in 26 games (63 at […]

  • Starting in CF Tonight? Mr. Ben Zobrist (Not BJ Upton)

    Starting in CF Tonight? Mr. Ben Zobrist (Not BJ Upton)

    June 29, 2010 at 4:22 pm 17 comments

    [Update] Roger Mooney reports that Joe Maddon insists Upton is not being benched:   Decision not to start him based on a number of things, including getting 2 days off Utterly hopeless. Utterly f****** hopeless. [5:22pm] BJ Upton is not in tonight’s lineup, one game after lollygagging in the field, loafing a throw, […]

  • Dick Vitale Is Not A Fan Of BJ Upton

    Dick Vitale Is Not A Fan Of BJ Upton

    June 29, 2010 at 11:00 am 8 comments

    Dick Vitale, a long-time Rays season ticket holder, spends a lot of time on the Turf at the Trop and around the Rays. So when he comments on the personality of a player, we listen. The following was a status update on Dickie V’s Twitter account yesterday… As a baseball […]

  • The Rays Are Too Sexy For The Catwalk (Photos)

    The Rays Are Too Sexy For The Catwalk (Photos)

    June 29, 2010 at 10:00 am 9 comments

    [Update] Below the jump you will now find a write-up from Kyra about the evening… [11:00am] Once again the Rays held their annual fashion show to help raise money for the Children’s Dream Fund. In all, 15 Rays players and coaches participated, doing their turns on the catwalk with either […]

  • Are The Local Newspapers Influencing The Stadium Debate?

    June 29, 2010 at 9:00 am 12 comments

    That’s what asks in a recent piece. “I’ve looked at both papers’ coverage,” said Dr. Randy Miller, a journalism professor at USF.  “Both sides have had coverage that clearly points out it either is - or isn’t - a good idea to move the stadium across the bay.” It […]