Found May 26, 2012 on
Things got a little chippy at Fenway on Friday night, and the frustration was obvious in the Rays clubhouse following the game. Rays manager Joe Maddon was upset at what transpired in the ninth inning, when Red Sox reliever Franklin Morales drilled Luke Scott after firing a pitch behind him earlier in the at-bat. "I didn't understand the situation whatsoever," Maddon said. "It was not called for at all. I'm kind of curious as to regarding who put out the hit, because I know it wasn't one of their players." The Tampa Bay skipper then went on to call the...

Maddon calls out Red Sox

Rays manager Joe Maddon called out the Red Sox after the teams had a brawl in the 9th inning of their game that involved some HBPs.

Overzealous Fan at Fenway Park Snaps Camera Phone Picture of Joe Maddon From Mere Inches Away (Photo)

Joe Maddon and the Rays are getting up close and personal with the fans at Fenway Park while visiting this Memorial Day weekend. One fan, who must have been really looking forward to seeing the Rays manager, wasted no time in nabbing a pic for their phone during the second inning of Friday's game. Madden looked none too thrilled about the development. The NESN cameras caught...

Red Sox fan sticks camera phone in Joe Maddon's face (Video)

On Friday night at Fenway Park, a Boston Red Sox fan sitting next to the visiting dugout snapped some pictures of Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon during the top of the second inning. Normally there's nothing wrong with that, except that Maddon was standing right next to the fan on the top step of the dugout. The fan had no shame in using the opportunity to stick his...

Joe Maddon's 'Nerd' Road Trip Gets Tampa Bay Players Dressed Up to Raise Money for Charity (Photos)

By now, Joe Maddon has gained some notoriety for his road-trip antics. The Tampa Bay Rays manager has incorporated dress codes more suited for a themed frat party than a cross country trip to play a major league baseball game. For the past five or so seasons, Maddon and the Rays players have made traditionally lackluster road trips into amusing costume extravaganzas, tailoring their...

Your Morning Dump... Where Maddon's panties are in a bunch

  Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here... highlighting the big storyline. Because there's nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. “Trust me, it’s not us,’’ Maddon said. “I have no idea on their side, but just watching the video, the people that were incensed, obviously they’re the ones that were probably behind the effort...

Rays skipper Maddon has the 'it' factor

He is the "it" manager in baseball, the most innovative, most interesting and one of the most successful. The Rays' Joe Maddon writes lineups with obscure journeymen batting cleanup. Builds quality bullpens with unheralded relievers. Shifts his infielders with such manic zeal, it's as if he can't stand to see the same defensive alignment twice. Yet, for all...

Joe Maddon calls out Red Sox after brawl, calls it a ‘cowardly’ move

With the Red Sox having floated around a .500 record the entire season and yet to climb into the A.L. East race, Boston fans have been patiently waiting for a little excitement in their lives. Those who were in attendance at Fenway Park Friday night to watch the Red Sox take on the Rays got exactly that, as the division rivals cleared their benches in the ninth inning of Tampa...

Rays manager Joe Maddon “We will respond, I promise you that.”

Things keep getting more and more interesting between the Boston Red Sox and the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. As everybody knows, Franklin Morales beaned Luke Scott with a pitch in the 9th inning last night which caused an entertaining, benches clearing skirmish. There has been a lot of bad blood between the two teams this year, and in previous years as well. In the Red Sox last series...

Rays Roundup: Maddon Furious About HBP

In today's edition of Rays Roundup: Joe Maddon is furious about Luke Scott getting hit-by-pitch in ninth inning of Friday's game against the Red Sox, Matt Joyce hits his second grand slam in a week, outfielder Brandon Guyer needs season-ending shoulder surgery and Hideki Matsui is inching closer to a promotion to the big club from Durham. All of that and more inside.

Joe Maddon, Bobby Valentine Comments Show Red Sox-Rays Rivalry Likely Won't Simmer Down (Video)

The Red Sox and Rays haven't exactly seen eye to eye over the years. And despite players, managers, uniforms and a team name changing, it looks like the rivalry will continue to live on. Things got chippy on Friday night when the benches cleared after Franklin Morales plunked Luke Scott. The tension didn't stop there, though, as both Joe Maddon and Bobby Valentine had plenty...

Valentine fires back at Maddon, Tampa Bay

A day after Tampa Bay Rays coach Joe Maddon called the Boston Red Sox beaning Luke Scott and the ensuing scrum "ridiculous," "absurd," and "idiotic," Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine fired back. Benches cleared Friday after Boston reliever Franklin Morales appeared to intentionally hit Scott. Coaches from both teams became involved in the fracas. ...

Rays dress up like nerds for trip

The Rays dressed up as nerds for one of their road trips. They also wore bow ties as a tribute to a baseball reporter.

Video: Tampa Bay Rays dress up as nerds on road trip to Boston

Here is a video of the players from the Tampa Bay Rays dressing up as nerds on their road trip this weekend in Boston.All the players  and their manager Joe Maddon wore bow ties just like FOX Sports' MLB reporter Ken Rosenthal. Maddon believes having the players dress up on road trips builds camaraderie.

Carl Crawford, Kelly Shoppach Enjoyed Joe Maddon's Road Outfit Costumes, Loved Miami Vice Attire

When the Rays travel to Boston, they'll be in full-blown nerd mode. Since taking over Tampa Bay in 2006, manager Joe Maddon has organized road trips with quirky themes. This time around, the Rays will pay homage to FOX reporter Ken Rosenthal by dressing up with bowties in nerd attire. In recent years, the Rays have donned pajamas, cowboy clothing, hockey jerseys and golf garments...

Maddon seethes after ninth-inning hit-by-pitch in Rays' win

BOSTON -- The Tampa Bay Rays used three home runs to overpower Boston left-hander Jon Lester, knocking him from the game after four innings on their way to a 7-4 win over the Red Sox on Friday. However, the biggest fireworks came in the ninth inning when the benches emptied after Red Sox left-hander Franklin Morales hit Luke Scott with a pitch with two outs and no runners on base...
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