Tampa Bay Rays

Double Hump Day Poll

by on June 27, 2012 · 2 comments

Best Fans in Baseball: AL Central and AL East Brackets Word.  It’s a “Double Hump Day” poll.  You know what that means?  Yeah.  Double the hump day fun.  Vote to see who joins the Braves, Cardinals, Cubs, Giants, and Rangers in the finals.  

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UCB 2012 AL Predictions

by on March 29, 2012 · 0 comments

When a deadline approaches for members of the United Cardinal Bloggers, we take it seriously.  Once the deadline passes, and we have failed to meet said deadline, then we all get serious about taking deadlines seriously.  Eventually we reach a point where someone basically has to force one of us to take one for the [...]

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Inter-League Ploy

by on May 19, 2011 · 2 comments

If you haven’t noticed, the Cardinals are in the middle of a stretch during which they play 16 games in 16 days.  That alone is tough enough, but somewhere in the middle of that they are starting inter-league play (aka – “The unbalanced schedule”).  Maybe it’s a statistical certainty that over a really long period of [...]

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The Baseball Road Not Taken

by on January 24, 2011 · 1 comment

After taking a step back and seriously contemplating what the Tampa Bay Rays have done during the off-season, I was reminded that there are many, many ways to build a baseball team.  The options that a front office has to choose from are often limited by factors such as financial, competitive, or internally driven realities.  [...]

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Cubs manager Lou Piniella (also formerly manager of the Yankees, Reds, Mariners, and Rays) has decided to call it quits at the end of the 2010 season. Here’s your chance to name Lou’s eventual auto-biography. The fine folks at Coveroo (www.coveroo.com) have given us the opportunity to award one of their MLB licensed phone covers [...]

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Let’s see if I can remember who I picked to win divisions in the previous posts… AL Playoffs Cleveland Indians over New York Yankees When Alex Rodriguez struggles upon his return from hip surgery, ultimately shutting it down in September, the window opens for the Evil Empire to go down. Tampa Bay Rays over Los [...]

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As part of another United Cardinal Bloggers project, below are our (largely uninformed) predictions for the American League standings in 2009. AL East Just an absolutely brutal division, could easily have three playoff teams if not for that silly “one from each division” rule. New York Yankees – they bought up every player under the [...]

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So by now everyone knows that erstwhile Cardinals second baseman Adam Kennedy went and inked a minor-league deal yesterday with the Tampa Bay Rays. While this is certain to barely register as more than a blip on Tony LaRussa’s radar, who previously said he had “the primary input on this situation. I’m not putting it [...]

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For your viewing pleasure, the reader board at the Tampa airport, heading down to baggage claim: No, I don’t have tickets, nor will I be in town once the game starts. Quick day trip, had hoped to cruise past the Trop but didn’t have the chance. Needless to say, I think the area is stoked. [...]

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I’ve been spending most of my Cardinal brainpower lately keeping up with those prolific writers of the United Cardinal Bloggers.  These guys are making me think really seriously about what I know about the Cardinals and what I’ve yet to learn.  At any rate, I’m throwing my $0.02 in there.  Check out the discussions posted [...]

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