The Devil In Tampa: Remembering The Penny-Pinching, Snack-Policing,…

In his new book, author Jonah Keri covers the rise of the Tampa Bay Rays under the stewardship of two Goldman Sachs alums and a private equity banker, who in 2008 managed to do to the rest of the American League what some of their former colleagues were doing to the U.S. economy. Before their arrival, however, there… » 3/09/11 12:00pm 3/09/11 12:00pm

World Series Preview: Rays Vs. Phillies

The World Series is truly my favorite week of the year. Having the World Series going on is an excuse that gets you out of anything, every year. No matter what plans I might be forced into, all I have to say is, "Hey, the World Series is on," and people understand. You know how Will gets about his baseball ... » 10/22/08 12:00pm 10/22/08 12:00pm :…

ALCS Preview: Rays Vs. Red Sox

It is perhaps a clear indication that I drink a bit more than I should that, when I saw that the Rays and the Red Sox had both clinched on the same night, I thought, "Whew, good. Now one team won't be more hungover than the other one in Game 1." Hey, sometimes these things matter. I have to speak on a lunch panel the day … » 10/08/08 11:59am 10/08/08 11:59am

ALDS Preview: Rays Vs. White Sox

The Tampa Bay Rays are in the playoffs. Let it roll off your tongue. Toss it around. Swish it a bit. Look at the sentence closer. It might be a palindrome. The Tampa Bay Rays Are In The Playoffs. Everything's freaking NUTS, people. Series Schedule » 10/01/08 2:34pm 10/01/08 2:34pm : Thursday, October 2, 2:30 p.m. Chicago (Vazquez) at Tampa Bay…

Elijah Dukes Continues To Bat 1.000

If you're a social worker who is considering a foster care applicaton, how could you not approve the couple who is related to Elijah Dukes? A 17-year-old girl who is in foster care with a relative of Dukes told the Tampa police that Dukes got her pregnant. The article goes on to say that Dukes will not be charged with… » 6/13/07 11:00am 6/13/07 11:00am

Your AL East "Preview"

All right, whether you're ready for it or not, baseball is starting Sunday night. (The Mets will watch the Cardinals raise their World Series title flag. The Cardinals won the World Series last year.) The full slate of games kick off Monday, so we figured it was time to start previewing some divisions. Three today,… » 3/29/07 12:45pm 3/29/07 12:45pm