The Rays haven’t had a great season. They’ll finish with a losing record, even after they most likely beat the Blue Jays today. Remarkably, Tampa Bay went the first 161 games never hitting a grand slam, despite 142 plate appearances with the bases loaded. That changed today when Joey Butler went deep off of Mark…
Consider this friendly exchange between Jose Fernandez and Evan Longoria a change of pace from Jonathan Papelbon’s Fightin’ Around The League tour. The Rays third baseman absolutely socked an offering from the Marlins pitcher in the first inning of Thursday’s game, and in the next inning, Fernandez joked about it.
You don’t need MLB’s Statcast to understand that this is a great throw from Rays’ center fielder Kevin Kiermaier; that much is apparent by the ease with which he throws out the foolish runner. But it is pretty cool to see that his throw clocked in at 100.4 MPH—a speed that only a dozen or so pitchers hit—while being…
Josh Donaldson’s solo home run gave the Blue Jays a walkoff win over the Rays Sunday, and that’s lovely, but let’s talk about Ben Revere’s water-dumping skills. The outfielder was so excited about the opportunity to dump the jug on his teammates that he totally fucked it up.
Brandon Martin, who played three years in the Tampa Bay organization after being taken by the Rays in the first round of the 2011 draft, is in custody tonight on charges of double murder.
Manny Machado can be forgiven for believing he had a sure thing leadoff home run, but Kevin Kiermaier’s Vince Carter-like ups and impeccable timing insisted otherwise.
Royals pitcher Jeremy Guthrie was relaxing in the bullpen over the weekend series with the Rays, so he started a competition with one of the Tampa Bay ballboys to see who could wrangle more foul balls. The ballboy won two out of three, but Guthrie hustled in Sunday’s game.
As Rays catcher Curt Casali rounded the bases Tuesday night for his 10th home run of the season, his hamstring tightened up. Anyone watching the game witnessed a man limp around the bases in pain while trying not to appear like he was pimping his homer.
Look, I’m as shocked as you are. It’s August 7, 2015, and we are presenting video of a Grady Sizemore highlight. That hasn’t happened in these pages in more than nine years!
In his second game since being called up by the Rays, 2012 first-round pick Richie Shaffer went deep for his first big-league home run. The power-hitting 24-year-old should have plenty more home runs to come, but you only get one first. So when Shaffer got back to the dugout, his teammates made sure to greet him with…
Ronald Belisario was just trying to walk Michael Brantley to set up a potential double play when things went horribly, horribly wrong:
Now for a good baseball boy. This little Rays fan with a nifty grab of Asdrubal Cabrera’s home run that appeared headed straight for his siblings:
When the rain came down during Wednesday night’s Rays-Nationals game, fans quickly put on their jackets and ponchos. One man did not. He got his poncho on, but not before everyone enjoyed the minute-long struggle.
All Steven Souza Jr. was trying to do was get on base against the Nationals by surprising them with a bunt. But two errors later at a very rainy Nationals Park, he found himself jogging home:
Yahoo’s Jeff Passan is reporting that the Tampa Bay Rays, a team that has always been at the forefront of baseball’s analytical revolution, have installed a new high-tech camera system at their home ballpark that they hope will help them save their pitchers from injury.
What happens when you try to blow a kiss to Rays phenom Chris Archer? He acts rude as hell and throws the damn thing away!
Rays manager Kevin Cash went off on the umpires and the replay crew after Seattle’s wild 7-6 win yesterday, blasting them for two controversial calls that both went against Tampa.
An idiot ran onto the field during tonight’s Orioles-Rays game at Tropicana Field just to shake Desmond Jennings’s hand. But who cares about that, what really matters is that the idiot got away! Look at this dude lazily flop over the outfield wall!
Three sport teams are among the 379 large companies to join an amicus brief urging the Supreme Court to strike down state bans on same-sex marriage, claiming the laws negatively affect their ability to do business.
The greatest spring training tradition—baseball players injuring themselves in weird-ass ways—has arrived early this year. First Michael Saunders stepped on a sprinkler head and tore the meniscus in his knee, and now Tampa Bay Rays reliever Ronald Belisario has fractured his (non-throwing) shoulder while getting out…