I have a confession to make. I haven't watched a lot of Rays baseball over the last two weeks. That is partly because professional obligations (I have a profession aside from ...
Lets start with congratulations to David Price. In fact, lets add congratulations to the Rays’ crack PR staff for helping ensure that the Cy vote didn’t come down to established market vs. “small” market. There is more to say about Price’s win but I am not going to be the person to say it. After [ Read More ]
The Times has a blurb this morning in the business section about a news Rays ballpark. Apparently, Chuck Sykes has gathered a group of industry leaders that will publish a report evaluating options for raising the estimated $500MM-$600MM needed to build a new yard for our boys, regardless of where that yard is located. Unfortunately, [ Read More ]
At long last, it is World Series time. There is plenty of winter ahead. Plenty of time to talk about what the Rays should do. Plenty of time to worry about what the Yankees and Red Sox do (John Farrell? Seriously? I know he is a Boston guy and appears to be a decent manager [ Read More ]
Last night was one final knife. One more great pitching performance squandered. Lets not talk about. Because there are more important things. I’m not ready to move on to what went wrong. And I can’t bring myself to think about what we do now. Mostly because the body is still warm and the family is [ Read More ]
…I’m still alive. I just am being cautious because: September 18, 2012: Loyalty vs. Honesy, Red Sox 7, Rays 5; September 10, 2012: Nice Guys Rarely Finish First, Orioles 9, Rays 2 (9-11-12) September 5, 2012: Something Interesting is Afoot, Yankees 6, Rays 4. But this thing we got going, that will remain unnamed, just [ Read More ]
I just got an interesting email/press release from the Durham Bulls. (By the way, the Durham Bulls have a great press office. They found me, and keep me informed. That ...
My old friend Max Power sent me the following email this week: http://blogs.democratandchronicle.com/extrabases/?p=1572&fb_source=message Mark, turns out a friendly columnist from ol ra-cha-cha doesn't care much for your boy Longo. Take a gander... MP Max ...
Jim Caple has a piece up on ESPN.com counting down the worst ballparks of all time. The Trop predictably finishes in the top 3. I gotta be honest here, it would ...
I am obsessed with baseball's unwritten rules. Love 'em. They are among my favorite part of the game. I also love baseball's obsessive ability to distinguish between cheating and gamesmanship. ...
Last night, the Rays optioned Brandon Gomes to Durham to make room for an extra position player in the dugout. On his way out the door, Joe Maddon made it clear ...
R.A. Dickey's 1-hitter* last night brought back a fond memory from my time working with the D-Rays. During one of Tim Wakefield's most-dominating starts at the Trop, he took a no-hit ...
[caption id="attachment_2221" align="aligncenter" width="725" caption="Photo Courtesy of Marc Topkin's Heater Blog."][/caption] A thought ocurred to me during this interleague stretch. Why don't pitchers hit? The best argument for the DH seems to be ...
I have often written about how fun the Rays are to root for. Everyone, it seems, loves to spout about how much fun the Rays seem to have playing baseball. That ...
By Chris Glover With the rule 4 amateur draft underway once again, it seemed like as good a time as any to kill a couple of hours over at The Baseball ...
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