Notebook: Rays don't consider Desmond Jennings' groin injury to be serious

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon says there's no reason for alarm with outfielder Desmond Jennings, but the team has taken a cautious approach. On Saturday, Maddon said Jennings has dealt with a groin injury sustained in the first inning of the Rays' loss to the Baltimore Orioles last Monday at Camden Yards. Jennings was available off the bench for...
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Yankees Move Out of Dark Ages With Shifting

Over the past few years, shifts for certain hitters have become the norm in baseball. Both Joe Maddon of the Tampa Bay Rays and Clint Hurdle of the Pittsburgh Pirates have taken shifts to a new level and guided their teams to the postseason utilizing shifts. For decades, the strategy was to “hit it up […]

Rays break out of doldrums with 11-5 win over Yanks

Work the process, work the process, work the process. If there was one thing Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon said this week – and he said it often – was his team needed to work the process. Have good at-bats. Continue to put the ball in play. “It will comeback to us,” Maddon said before Friday night’s game and before every game since his team fell into this offensive...
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Yankees: Tropicana Field beat down starts tonight

Joe Maddon (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Following winning yesterday’s double header against the Cubs, the New York Yankees land in Tampa on a four game winning streak to face their divisional rival Rays. This series is a big one not only because Tropicana Field, the dome home of the Rays has not been the friendliest place to the Yankees over the last few years. It is the Rays themselves...
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Sunday Notes: Rangers, Red Sox, Twins

Tim Bogar was hired over the off-season to be Ron Washington’s bench coach in Texas. It looks like a good fit. Their relationship stretches back to Bogar’s minor-league playing days. Bogar’s background is also a fit for the front office. The 47-year-old is well-versed in sabermetric concepts, having worked under Joe Maddon in Tampa and […]
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Wichita! Joe Maddon finds unlikely connection with Kansas' largest city

Joe Maddon has done time in Wichita. He said as much late in March, during spring training, when he chose the Kansas community as the Tampa Bay Rays' code word to signal that a call should be challenged as part of Major League Baseball's expanded replay. The moment was vintage Maddon: funny, creative, smart. He's one of a kind. Why let Omaha, made famous by Peyton Manning...
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Photo: Joe Maddon whips up homemade hoagies for the clubhouse

Joe Maddon is just the best.Not only is Maddon one of the most charismatic and intellectual managers in baseball, but he's also extremely handy when it comes to preparing food, as he evidenced Saturday by cranking out 60 hoagies made from a family recipe.The recipe comes from Maddon's 80-year-old mother, Beanie, whose "Third Base Hoagies" are apparently something...
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March 09, 2014  |  Discuss

‘Joe Maddon is Odd’ roundup: Skipper does Iverson’s ‘Practice’ speech, brings bread maker to camp (vid/pic)

There’s a good chance there has ever been a cooler, odder, quirky and more eccentric and interesting manager in the history of Major League Baseball than Tampa Bay Rays skipper Joe Maddon (see here). In what should be a continuing series throughout the season here at the Sportress of Blogitude, let’s check in and see […]The post ‘Joe Maddon is Odd’ roundup: Skipper does...
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March 05, 2014  |  Discuss

How do you top Joe Gnome? How about a Joe Maddon Mr. Potato Head

Come August, Tropicana Field will have a unique visitor: A Joe Maddon Mr. Potato Head. The creative prize, set to appear Aug. 2 against the Los Angeles Angels, is one of 18 premium giveaway items that will be handed out on Saturdays and Sundays throughout the Tampa Bay Rays' home schedule. Other trinkets include the Wil Myers Rookie of the Year bobblehead (April 5 vs. Texas)...
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February 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Maddon invites fans to party with team, offers to buy beer

The Rays were hosting a party at a bar after Tuesday's game and manager Joe Maddon took to Twitter to invite fans, even offering to pay for beers.

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September 04, 2013  |  Discuss

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