Manny and the Caveman: Your 2011 Tampa Bay Rays

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Should be fun!

polyphonic, Tuesday, 1 February 2011 19:35 (nine years ago) link

so weird.

got electrolytes (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Tuesday, 1 February 2011 22:18 (nine years ago) link

i hear kevin millar's available.

j.q higgins, Wednesday, 2 February 2011 15:03 (nine years ago) link

two weeks pass...

Manny being here today early than expected makes a statement. I loved it. I like the buzz.
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RaysJoeMaddon
Joe Maddon

i love you but i have chosen snarkness (Steve Shasta), Wednesday, 16 February 2011 18:30 (nine years ago) link

yeah he'll love it in july when mannys dogging it

OLD MAN YELLS AT SHOUT RAP (chrisv2010), Wednesday, 16 February 2011 18:46 (nine years ago) link

i sense a touch of bitterness on the ilx! yowzerz

i love you but i have chosen snarkness (Steve Shasta), Wednesday, 16 February 2011 18:51 (nine years ago) link

one month passes...

DAVIDprice14 David Price
You are a female correct??RT @factsuwant2kno: @DAVIDprice14 retweet me! Canada loves u!.. or jus me atleast sugar lips

Andy K, Wednesday, 23 March 2011 19:33 (nine years ago) link

Has anyone read Jonah Keri's book about the Rays? (has this been discussed on another thread?)

NoTimeBeforeTime, Saturday, 26 March 2011 13:50 (nine years ago) link

Yeah, I'm reading it now. Some of the Naimoli anecdotes are awesome:

Naimoli's Internet boycott continued for several more years. As late as 2003, if a Devil Rays employee wanted to sell group tickets or negotiate sponsorships, he had to buy private Internet access and send emails from DevilRaysDud✧✧✧@a✧✧.c✧✧.

...

The Devil Rays owner initially planned to name the upscale watching area behind home plate at the Trop the Clearwater Mattress Club. Aides talked him out of that name, convincing Naimoli that a local mattress chain was not an appropriate title sponsor for the team's elite seating area. The Devil Rays came up with a marginal upgrade, secured sponsorship from Kane's Furniture, and called the area the Kane's Club. Ticket-holders took an elevator down to their exclusive seat. When the doors opened, they revealed...couches. Yes, for the thousands of dollars you had to pay for the best seat in the house, your reward was a pitch from a furniture salesman in a cheap suit who thought you might be interested in a sofa.

...

The coup de grace was Naimoli's "personal and confidential" letter to Hillsborough County, in which he complained that a "pesky raccoon" was intimidating his wife and daughter at their sprawling estate.

Suicide Demo for Kemba Walker (govern yourself accordingly), Monday, 28 March 2011 05:33 (nine years ago) link

DevilRaysDude99 at aol dot com, that is. DevilRaysDude99!!

Suicide Demo for Kemba Walker (govern yourself accordingly), Monday, 28 March 2011 05:33 (nine years ago) link

Longoria said AK-47 rifle stolen from spring house was a "personal item," declined to discuss further.

reggaeton for the painfully alone (polyphonic), Monday, 28 March 2011 20:30 (nine years ago) link

you don't say...

wavy g. wavegarten (J0rdan S.), Monday, 28 March 2011 20:45 (nine years ago) link

that is some good heckling fodder right there.

got electrolytes (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Monday, 28 March 2011 20:54 (nine years ago) link

i'm sure there are more photos of longo's dick on his ipad -- robber should ransom them imo

wavy g. wavegarten (J0rdan S.), Monday, 28 March 2011 21:12 (nine years ago) link

*more* pics?! have i missed something?

got electrolytes (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Monday, 28 March 2011 21:23 (nine years ago) link

are you thinking of gr8080 sizemore? dont recall that.

sanskrit, Monday, 28 March 2011 21:42 (nine years ago) link

lets see how many runs they can score while longoria's on the DL

ciderpress, Sunday, 3 April 2011 21:46 (nine years ago) link

those book excerpts are amazing!

ℳℴℯ ❤\(◕‿◕✿ (Princess TamTam), Sunday, 3 April 2011 22:50 (nine years ago) link

DAVIDprice14
....pulled up in the drop top Benz hit the horn two times and you walked outside.....

Andy K, Monday, 4 April 2011 01:19 (nine years ago) link

this team has 7 runs & 21 hits in 5 games

johnny crunch, Wednesday, 6 April 2011 21:21 (nine years ago) link

what odds would yall take that they finish below the orioles this year? 3-1? 5-1? 8-1?

J0rdan S., Wednesday, 6 April 2011 21:22 (nine years ago) link

they might be 10 games under when longo comes back

J0rdan S., Wednesday, 6 April 2011 21:22 (nine years ago) link

RaysJoeMaddon

Cold and foggy in Chicago. I am going Elmer (Fudd) with the headgear for their opener today.
about 2 minutes ago

City of Jorts (Steve Shasta), Thursday, 7 April 2011 16:50 (nine years ago) link

update: 8 runs/27 hits (bossman jr has 8 of the hits) in 6 games; also 52 strikeouts

johnny crunch, Thursday, 7 April 2011 20:59 (nine years ago) link

maybe longo's WAR will be 15 this year

J0rdan S., Thursday, 7 April 2011 21:01 (nine years ago) link

in fairness, jackson's slider looked absolutely filthy today.

god bless you, extra innings free preview.

j.q higgins, Thursday, 7 April 2011 22:19 (nine years ago) link

wow their lineup is kind of amazingly bad!

call all destroyer, Thursday, 7 April 2011 22:28 (nine years ago) link

it's kind of unfathomable really

J0rdan S., Thursday, 7 April 2011 22:28 (nine years ago) link

the dual signings of manny & damon really should've tipped us off

J0rdan S., Thursday, 7 April 2011 22:28 (nine years ago) link

i know this is what i get for not paying attention.

call all destroyer, Thursday, 7 April 2011 22:30 (nine years ago) link

If you were to add Manny's OPs to Damon's it would = .310

OPS mind you.

City of Jorts (Steve Shasta), Thursday, 7 April 2011 22:43 (nine years ago) link

the team's splits so far this year: .136/.218/.260

J0rdan S., Thursday, 7 April 2011 22:50 (nine years ago) link

their starting line up today has a combined OPS+ of 31

J0rdan S., Thursday, 7 April 2011 22:51 (nine years ago) link

the story: http://boston.barstoolsports.com/random-thoughts/hey-evan-longoria-stop-sending-me-pictures-of-your-cock-sincerely-jenna/

the photo: http://boston.barstoolsports.com/evan-longoria-texts-jenna-his-cock/

― wavy g. wavegarten (J0rdan S.), Monday, March 28, 2011 5:46 PM (1 week ago) Bookmark

how did i miss this... this was a year ago? that was hilarious. He spotted my facebook account via internet stalking and started talking to me, probably in hopes that when he visited the Cape he would have a girl ready to cram meats with and lick his asshole and shit like that. Well clearly he knows how to get me all hot and bothered because he sent me a picture of his ultra white glow in the dark dick.

cum dude (Princess TamTam), Friday, 8 April 2011 20:17 (nine years ago) link

http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=6310125

omar little, Friday, 8 April 2011 20:25 (nine years ago) link

weed or roids?

omar little, Friday, 8 April 2011 20:25 (nine years ago) link

how bout a lil bit of both?

J0rdan S., Friday, 8 April 2011 20:26 (nine years ago) link

RIP

ban drake (the rapper) (max), Friday, 8 April 2011 20:30 (nine years ago) link

manny is all http://www.gifsoup.com/imager.php?id=975115&t=o

J0rdan S., Friday, 8 April 2011 20:30 (nine years ago) link

100 game suspension!

J0rdan S., Friday, 8 April 2011 20:35 (nine years ago) link

[MOD EDIT] and the Caveman

johnny crunch, Friday, 8 April 2011 20:36 (nine years ago) link

he's like the lj of mlb.

bnw, Friday, 8 April 2011 20:36 (nine years ago) link

well well

J0rdan S., Saturday, 9 April 2011 03:21 (nine years ago) link

:-(

City of Jorts (Steve Shasta), Sunday, 10 April 2011 20:28 (nine years ago) link

hey at least they've got like 10 first round picks in the draft this year

ciderpress, Sunday, 10 April 2011 21:05 (nine years ago) link

sam fuld is killin it

mookieproof, Tuesday, 12 April 2011 02:25 (nine years ago) link

who the frig is this guy?!

got electrolytes (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Tuesday, 12 April 2011 02:26 (nine years ago) link

should've stopped on first for the cycle with a shit-eating grin imo

Mordy, Tuesday, 12 April 2011 02:27 (nine years ago) link

Hope the Rays can do it here--I'm going to have to bail otherwise.

clemenza, Thursday, 29 September 2011 03:32 (eight years ago) link

lol at proctor

k3vin k., Thursday, 29 September 2011 03:42 (eight years ago) link

Oh boy!

errant flynn, Thursday, 29 September 2011 03:43 (eight years ago) link

scott proctor at 44 pitches

mookieproof, Thursday, 29 September 2011 03:44 (eight years ago) link

ugh

mookieproof, Thursday, 29 September 2011 03:45 (eight years ago) link

damnit

k3vin k., Thursday, 29 September 2011 03:45 (eight years ago) link

lol

ice cr?m, Thursday, 29 September 2011 03:45 (eight years ago) link

uh oh

mookieproof, Thursday, 29 September 2011 03:54 (eight years ago) link

Now where can I get a TV feed of this in NY?

incredibly middlebrow (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 29 September 2011 04:04 (eight years ago) link

all u need 2 do is solve the riddle that is scott proctor

johnny crunch, Thursday, 29 September 2011 04:05 (eight years ago) link

all right if the rays can't beat scott proctor after 50 pitches then fuck em

mookieproof, Thursday, 29 September 2011 04:05 (eight years ago) link

WALKOFF LOL OMG

johnny crunch, Thursday, 29 September 2011 04:06 (eight years ago) link

Spectacular. Speechless.

clemenza, Thursday, 29 September 2011 04:06 (eight years ago) link

best march madness ever

johnny crunch, Thursday, 29 September 2011 04:06 (eight years ago) link

HOLY SHIT

mookieproof, Thursday, 29 September 2011 04:07 (eight years ago) link

OMGGGGGGGGGGGGGG

k3vin k., Thursday, 29 September 2011 04:08 (eight years ago) link

this has to be one of the best nights to ever see live on TV (thanks MLB Network). sure i was more happy when the Giants won everything last year but my head is blown tonight.

Bee OK, Thursday, 29 September 2011 04:08 (eight years ago) link

If you mean any shitty baseball movie, yeah

xxp

― incredibly middlebrow (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, September 28, 2011 10:49 PM (Yesterday) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

mlb network guy "there will be a movie made of wildcard wednesday"

johnny crunch, Thursday, 29 September 2011 04:08 (eight years ago) link

Mosaic madness!

errant flynn, Thursday, 29 September 2011 04:09 (eight years ago) link

rematch of alds rays v rangs

johnny crunch, Thursday, 29 September 2011 04:10 (eight years ago) link

A+++ night, thanks you guys for staying up and hanging out.

citation needed (Steve Shasta), Thursday, 29 September 2011 04:12 (eight years ago) link

I can't think of anything I've ever seen like the last 20 minutes. Just sorry I never caught any of the Braves game.

clemenza, Thursday, 29 September 2011 04:12 (eight years ago) link

out last year of nail biting wild card fites!

sanskrit, Thursday, 29 September 2011 04:16 (eight years ago) link

thank you Bud Selig for not having 2 wild cards

frogbs, Thursday, 29 September 2011 04:17 (eight years ago) link

btw seriously lolling at all the Rays fans who left in the 8th, you guys missed the most epic comeback of all time

frogbs, Thursday, 29 September 2011 04:34 (eight years ago) link

"all the Rays fans"

mookieproof, Thursday, 29 September 2011 05:44 (eight years ago) link

congratulation, Manuel "Manny" Arístides Ramírez Onelcida

http://www3.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Manny+Ramirez+Tampa+Bay+Rays+Photo+Day+iZXVQJ4mEdAl.jpg

cocaine snorting suburbanite who says "retard" (buzza), Thursday, 29 September 2011 07:31 (eight years ago) link

he looks high

Bee OK, Thursday, 29 September 2011 07:56 (eight years ago) link

Dan Johnson just saved the Tampa Bay Rays season. This Dan Johnson.

Before tonight, he had a -7 wRC+. As noted in that leaderboard, the only Major Leaguer with a worse offensive season in at least 90 PA was Roy Halladay,

yung huma (J0rdan S.), Thursday, 29 September 2011 14:01 (eight years ago) link

I showed my class all the Tampa Bay/Boston highlights this morning, trying to create some sense of the timeline (a split-screen would have come in handy). Baseball hardly exists for Canadian kids ever since the Jays stopped winning, but, thanks to my expert narration, they seemed to understand the improbability of all that happened.

clemenza, Thursday, 29 September 2011 14:04 (eight years ago) link

sportscenter did a great dual highlight timeline thingy last night

yung huma (J0rdan S.), Thursday, 29 September 2011 14:06 (eight years ago) link

When they turn it into a movie, either De Palma or a resurrected Abel Gance gets the assignment.

clemenza, Thursday, 29 September 2011 14:13 (eight years ago) link

I can't even remember for sure which game ended first now, tho I suspect it was Boston's

incredibly middlebrow (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 29 September 2011 15:11 (eight years ago) link

it was

call all destroyer, Thursday, 29 September 2011 15:12 (eight years ago) link

Price has to be a little rattled from that start/Teix's salami. Hope he can pull it together.

citation needed (Steve Shasta), Thursday, 29 September 2011 16:41 (eight years ago) link

yeah they need him 2 be solid

take cliff lee out of the equation & tb beats tx last yr p handily

johnny crunch, Thursday, 29 September 2011 16:51 (eight years ago) link

i'm sure he'll be fine -- pitchers have bad starts sometimes

yung huma (J0rdan S.), Thursday, 29 September 2011 16:54 (eight years ago) link

I can't even remember for sure which game ended first now, tho I suspect it was Boston's

Yeah, Longoria gave Boston just enough time to walk into the clubhouse and watch their season end

frogbs, Thursday, 29 September 2011 17:01 (eight years ago) link

I'll be rooting hard for the Rays for as long as they last. Coming back like they did last night was just tremendous. They caught a break in not having to face Rivera, but it still required some mysterious combination of luck, karma, divine intervention, character (old-fashioned, I know--I have to believe there's some of that in there somewhere), and god only knows what else. It would be so great to see them knock out the Yankees in a divisional final after Girardi's decision not to use Rivera (which I totally understand).

I think the gap between Andino and Longoria was three or four minutes. (I'm not sure, but one may have even been just before midnight and the other just after.)

clemenza, Thursday, 29 September 2011 17:09 (eight years ago) link

Verducci has an exact timeline up--not quite right:

12:02: Robert Andino wins the game for Baltimore with a single. The Red Sox, as it turns out, have three minutes to live.

12:05: Longoria hits a home run off Scott Proctor to win the game for Tampa Bay.

clemenza, Thursday, 29 September 2011 17:12 (eight years ago) link

From FanGraphs:
http://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/ALWCracebytime.png

francisF, Thursday, 29 September 2011 17:15 (eight years ago) link

wow

call all destroyer, Thursday, 29 September 2011 17:17 (eight years ago) link

Seriously, there will almost certainly not be anything like this for a long time

Not just the Boston collapse or the insane way yesterday shook out, but even Carl Crawford's tragic involvement in everything is just ridiculous and too weird to believe

frogbs, Thursday, 29 September 2011 18:13 (eight years ago) link

did Crawford end the season with an obp over .300?

strongly recommend. unless you're a bitch (mayor jingleberries), Thursday, 29 September 2011 19:16 (eight years ago) link

nein

yung huma (J0rdan S.), Thursday, 29 September 2011 19:20 (eight years ago) link

lolwow

Porto for Pyros (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Thursday, 29 September 2011 20:11 (eight years ago) link

dianagram (NYC): Matt Moore .... best pitching prospect to hit the majors since __________. (Prior? Wood? Verlander? other?)

Jason Parks: Kershaw

incredibly middlebrow (Dr Morbius), Friday, 7 October 2011 15:35 (eight years ago) link

eight years pass...

rewatched the 2011 yankees-rays game 162 yesterday, so satisfying

na (NA), Monday, 6 July 2020 17:37 (one month ago) link


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