Posts Tagged ‘Tampa Bay Rays’

Manny No Mas

April 8, 2011

MANNY RAMIREZ

The baseball career of Manny Ramirez is over. His retirement was announced today by Major League Baseball. In the end, it wasn’t the .059 batting average or the booing by Tampa Bay Rays fans that did Ramirez in. It was drugs.

Following an article by the New York Times which cited two sources as saying Ramirez tested positive for performance enhancing drugs this spring, Manny decided to retire as an active player rather than face a 100 game suspension for getting caught using PEDs for a second time.

Now, despite 555 career homers, a batting average of .312, 12 All-Star appearances and a pair of World Series rings, Ramirez stands virtually no chance of getting into the Hall of Fame.

GOV. CHARLIE CRIST THROWS OUT REALLY AWFUL FIRST PITCH AT RAYS GAME

October 8, 2010

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LATEST IDIOTIC JEWISH CONSPIRACY THEORY

October 5, 2010

 

JAMES SHIELDS

Since when did Rick Sanchez get a job in the Tampa market?

A caller to a local sports talk show claimed that Tampa Bay Rays pitcher James Shields is “not a very good pitcher” and the only reason he’s pitching in the playoffs is “he’s a Jewish person.”

You can argue that Shields sucks. You can even make the point that he doesn’t deserve to start Game 2 of the ALDS. However, one slight correction. Shields is NOT JEWISH.

D.J. KITTY HITS TAMPA

September 18, 2010

D.J. KITTY

The new sensation at Tampa Bay Rays games is D.J. Kitty. similar to the rally Monkey in Anaheim, “D.J. Kitty” appears on the video screen during the game.

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EVAN LONGORIA AND B.J. UPTON GO AT IT IN TAMPA BAY DUGOUT

June 28, 2010

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FRED LEWIS OF THE BLUE JAYS ALMOST SHUTS DICK VITALE UP FOR GOOD

June 11, 2010

DICK VITALE SHAKES IT OFF AFTER BEING HIT BY A FOUL LINE DRIVE

Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Fred Lewis almost succeeded Thursday where the entire planet has failed-shutting up college basketball announcing legend Dick Vitale. For good.

Lewis blasted the first pitch of the game foul down the third base line and into Vitale’s season ticket seats. The ball actually struck Vitale in the ribs. Fortunately, Dickie V wasn’t seriously hurt but he did have a lot to say about the incident.

DICKIE V GETS A KEEPSAKE

JOE MADDON HAIR DYE JOB NOT SO GRADUAL

August 19, 2009

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JOE MADDON: AFTER

 

JOE MADDON: BEFORE

Former silver-haired Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon is now black-haired manager Joe Maddon.

OUTFIELDER CARL CRAWFORD OF TAMPA BAY STEALS SIX BASES AGAINST BOSTON SUNDAY

May 4, 2009

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VEGAS BOOKS ROOTING FOR PHILLIES

October 21, 2008

 

Matt Youmans of the Las Vegas Review Journal has a great piece today on how Las Vegas sports books may be out over $1 million if the Tampa Bay Rays win the World Series.

Before the start of the 2008 baseball season, Tampa Bay was listed as a 200-1 longshot to win the World Series. With the Rays improbable worst-to-first run, Vegas books are now staring at the very real possibility of paying off those long odds.

In an effort to try to recoup some of that money, most Vegas books have installed the Rays as the series favorites. The casinos hope that money will go towards Philadelphia and help the books make out no matter who wins the World Series.

One Las Vegas sports book director, Jay Kornegay of the Las Vegas Hilton, said if Tampa Bay wins the World Series it’s not “going to shut down the book or anything.” But Kornegay adds, “It might dim the lights.”

That would explain why casinos almost never lay 200-1 odds on ANYTHING.

ST. PETERSBURG TIMES NEWSPAPER COVER AFTER RAYS WIN TRIP TO WORLD SERIES

October 21, 2008