Found April 04, 2013 on The Outside Corner:
In Thursday's Orioles-Rays game, the Rays got a bad break in the ninth inning that ended up costing them the game. Trailing 6-2 with men on first and second and no one out, Evan Longoria hit a ball to deep left center field that just missed clearing the fence, bouncing off the top of the wall and rolling towards the infield. Longoria ended up at second and Ben Zobrist ended up at third on the play while Sean Rodriguez scored, which would have brought the tying run to the plate with none out. But as you can tell from the video, it didn't exactly work out that way. Longoria was called out on the play, because the umpires ruled that he ended up passing Zobrist on the basepaths. All replays shown on TV were inconclusive, but it was close, and you can't fault the umpires for making the call they did. Longoria getting called out ended up snuffing out Tampa Bay's rally, as instead of second and third with none out, they only had a man on third with one out. Shelley Dunc...

Rays apologize for mascot, inappropriate sign

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. The Tampa Bay Rays regret that an insensitive sign found its way in Tropicana Field on Wednesday. "Last night Rays mascot Raymond was handed an inappropriate sign brought to the game by a fan, the Rays said in a release. Fans are welcome to bring signs into Tropicana Field provided they are not offensive. The Tampa Bay Rays regret that this particular sign...

Rays Mascot Holds Sign Saying Steve Irwin was on his Hit List (Photo)

In a story courtesy David Brown of Yahoo Sports, the Tampa Bay Rays mascot Raymond, got himself into a bit of hot water (no pun intended) when he was pictured holding an offensive sign from a fan about the late “Crocodile Hunter” Steve Irwin during a game on Wednesday. As many of you know, Irwin, was an Australian environmentalist who was killed by a stingray in 2006. The sign...

Jeff Niemann to DL with shoulder soreness

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. Jeff Niemann must overcome a health obstacle, again. The Tampa Bay Rays announced Friday that they have placed the right-hander on the 15-day disabled list because of right shoulder soreness. Brandon Gomes, a right-hander, was recalled from Class AAA Durham to take Niemanns place in the bullpen. Weve been fighting this for a while, Niemann said. The whole...

Rays mascot holds up sign that pokes fun at Steve Irwin’s death (Picture)

Former television star Steve Irwin, who was better known to many as “The Crocodile Hunter,” died back in 2006 when he was stung in the chest by a stingray. It has been over six years since his death and Irwin knew the risks associated with working alongside dangerous animals for a living, but does that make it okay to mock his death? A Tampa Bay Rays fan at Tropicana Field on...

Rays' Niemann put on 15-day disabled list

The Tampa Bay Rays have put right-hander Jeff Niemann on the 15-day disabled list because of soreness in his pitching shoulder. The move was retroactive to March 28 and announced before Friday night's game against the Cleveland Indians. Niemann has yet to appear in a game this season. He competed for the fifth spot in the starting rotation during spring training and was moved...

Rays apologize after mascot holds offensive sign

I guess ‘too soon’ isn’t going to cut it. While performing his Tampa Bay Rays mascot duties on Wednesday night, Raymond, found his way next to a fan holding a sign that depicted the late Steve Irwin, better known as the Crocodile Hunter. Hunter died when he was busy filming a scene in a documentary. A stingray stung him, causing him to go into cardiac arrest. The fan made a...

Tampa Bay Rays payroll and salaries for each player for the 2013 season

Take a look at the salary each member of the Tampa Bay Rays will be making for the 2013 Major League Baseball season.

The Rays Killed Steve Irwin, And The American League Is Next

Oh, Raymond, no. The provenance of this photo is uncertain—it was reportedly taken at last night's Rays game, a heartbreaking loss to for Baltimore. We've been sent it a couple of times, and it's turned up on Twitter, but if you have any more info on who made the sign and who took the picture, please let us know. All we know is that Raymond is a heartless killing machine...

Rays beat O's on ninth-inning homer

Matt Joyce led off the bottom of the ninth inning with a towering home run against Tommy Hunter, giving the Tampa Bay Rays an 8-7 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Wednesday night. Shelley Duncan hit a three-run homer and Ben Zobrist had a pair of RBI singles for the Rays, who twice came from behind before wasting a late two-run lead. Fernando Rodney (1-0) blew a save opportunity...

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 175: Brian Roberts` Injury, Baserunners Passing Baserunners, and the Pros and Cons of Trade Speculation by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam discuss the latest injury to Brian Roberts, Evan Longoria running by Ben Zobrist, and the speculation about a Profar-for-Taveras trade.

Bregman on pace to join Fontenot and Walker

LSU has produced two position players that were awarded the prestigious Freshman of the Year award in their first seasons on campus. Current freshman Alex Bregman is well on his way to joining Todd Walker and Mike Fontenot as the only position players to win the award for LSU.

Moore, Zobrist lead Rays over Indians 4-0

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Matt Moore pitched six sharp innings and Ben Zobrist drove in three runs to lead the Tampa Bay Rays over the Cleveland Indians 4-0 on Friday night. Moore (1-0) limited the Indians to a pair of hits by Michael Bourn, walked two and struck out eight. The 23-year-old left-hander retired his final eight batters and came out after 100 pitches. Zobrist, who...

Rays 4, Indians 0

Matt Moore pitched six sharp innings and Ben Zobrist drove in three runs to lead the Tampa Bay Rays over the Cleveland Indians 4-0 on Friday night. Moore (1-0) limited the Indians to a pair of hits by Michael Bourn, walked two and struck out eight. The 23-year-old left-hander retired his final eight batters and came out after 100 pitches. Zobrist, who has driven in a team-leading...

Indians shut down by Moore, suffer 4-0 loss to Rays

TAMPA - When going on a road trip, it’s easy to leave some necessary belongings behind. For the Indians, it looked like the team left their hitting shoes behind the Canadian border in Toronto, as Tampa Bay shutout the Tribe on Friday night, 4-0. Cleveland hitters could not string together any sort of offense against Rays crafty left-hander Matt Moore. The southpaw blanked the Indians...
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