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JOE MADDON RUMORS & GOSSIP

Joe Maddon’s Bunting Identity Crisis

Two facts, with which you as a FanGraphs reader are likely familiar: The Tampa Bay Rays are among the most sabermetrically-inclined organizations in major league baseball. Sabermetrically-inclined folk generally are against the decision to sacrifice bunt. One more fact, with which you are less likely to be familiar: The Tampa Bay Rays have attempted 58 […]
Via Fangraphs
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Rays Protesting Blue Jays Win Over Replay Snafu

((HT: MLB.com))Rays manager Joe Maddon is protesting the Rays-Jays result from earlier today because of how the replay function of Major League Baseball was handled during the game.Here's how all hell broke loose with the new baseball wrinkle...Your browser does not support iframes.Maddon says he would be surprised if the protest isn't upheld because of how the whole thing...
Via Online Sports Guys
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Rays protest game after controversial replay decison

It’s safe to say Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon isn’t a fan of Major League Baseball’s replay system at the moment. Maddon protested Saturday afternoon’s Rays game against the Toronto Blue Jays after a controversial replay challenge in the fourth inning. During the frame, first base umpire Bill Welke initially called Rays outfielder Will Myers safe after an attempted...
Via NESN.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Rays' Maddon protests game over timing of replay challenge

  Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon protested Saturday's game against the Blue Jays in the fourth inning after the umpires granted Toronto a replay challenge after the next play had begun. Rays DH Will Myers reached on a one-out single in the fourth and was called safe by first base umpire Bill Welke on Mark Buehrle's pickoff throw. After Yunel Escobar stepped back into...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Joe Maddon Annoyed With Rays Fans For Cheering For Derek Jeter

Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon was not a fan of his fans cheering on Derek Jeter during Saturday afternoon’s game against the New York Yankees. The Yankees shortstop has received ovations from ballparks all around the league this season during his farewell tour, but the love was certainly amplified at Tropicana Field this weekend, and Maddon took notice. The Trop was sold out...
Via NESN.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Joe Maddon disappointed with Rays fans

A capacity crowd at Tropicana Field is 31,042 and, as you would imagine, the fourth place Tampa Bay Rays haven’t come close to filling the place since Opening Day. That was, of course, until Derek Jeter came to town. You see, the New York are drawing crowds all across baseball…with fans hoping to get one last glimpse of their team captain and his retirement sideshow. Saturday...
Via Hall of Very Good
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Rays Forego BP For American Legion Weekend Against Yankees (Photo)

The Tampa Bay Rays are throwing it back to their youth days this weekend for their series against the New York Yankees. Manager Joe Maddon has proclaimed this weekend “American Legion Weekend,” meaning there will be no batting practice before any of the three games and players can show up as close to game time as they like. “Most of us played Legion ball, when we showed up...
Via NESN.com
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Rays opt for formal wear for road trip, wacky shenanigans ensue (pics)

While many MLB teams do it from time to time, the Tampa Bay Rays have developed a reputation for frequently going with themed attire for road trips, sometimes to promote team unity, other times just to be silly. With the team about to embark on a lengthy road trip, the Rays opted for formal wear […] The post Tampa Bay Rays opt for formal wear for road trip, wacky shenanigans ensue...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Rays go formal for road trip, two guys go 'Dumber and Dumber'

Joe Maddon and the Tampa Bay Rays frequently like to attach fun themes to road trips and dress up as they travel throughout the season. After wrapping up a series against the Angels on Sunday, the team prepared for a 10-game road trip by dressing in their best formal wear before heading to the airport to fly to Oakland. As you can see in the team photo above, there were plenty of...
Via Next Impulse Sports
25 days ago  |  Discuss

PHOTO: Joe Maddon channels 80s pop hit when making lineup

Jenny, @RaysJoeMaddon's got your number. Tonight's #Rays batting order (by position) starts 867-5309: pic.twitter.com/m87PirbvKM — Tampa Bay Rays (@RaysBaseball) July 3, 2014 Manager Joe Maddon then one-upped the ridiculousness of it all. Going with Tommy Tutone lineup today: 8-6-7-5-3-0-9. — Joe Maddon (@RaysJoeMaddon) July 3, 2014
Via The Outside Corner
July 03, 2014  |  Discuss
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