// Joe Maddon

Rays Complain About Doubleheader, then Brag After Sweeping Red Sox

Well, that backfired. After rain postponed Wednesday night’s game against the Tampa Bay Rays, the Boston Red Sox invoked an obscure rule that gives them (and the Chicago Cubs) the authority to schedule doubleheaders without their opponent’s consent. The Rays wanted to wait until their next visit to Fenway Park to make up the rain […]

Rays Walk Off with 5-4 Win Over Uehara, Red Sox in Game 3

Two blinks of an eye, two swings of the bat, two home runs. Evan Longoria hit a three-run home run in the fifth inning┬áto tie the game at 3-3, then Jose Lobaton hit a home run of his own off closer Koji Uehara with two outs in the bottom of the ninth, giving the Tampa […]

Bill Belichick and Joe Maddon: Tales From the Hood(ie)

I love hoodies. I literally have close to 20 in all different forms. I even have a lucky Patriots hoodie that I wore during two Super Bowl wins, but went against wearing it during the Super Bowl against the Giants (and yes I have regretted it ever since). While in college, I was a member […]

The 2009 Tampa Bay Rays Eulogy

Summary of Rays season 2009

Lineup Card Error Forces Rays Pitcher to Hit

Rays manager Joe Maddon made a critical mistake in his lineup card before Sunday’s game against the Indians. The Rays penciled in Ben Zobrist and Evan Longoria to play third base, while Maddon had intended Longoria play DH. When Ben Zobrist took the field in the top of the first, the umpires took more than […]