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Jacob Larsen

  • joined Feb 11, 2008
  • last login May 02, 2012
  • posts 253
  • comments 3031

Quite possibly the most Nomadic Rays Blogger on the web today... Very Opinionated, Very funny...what's not to like?

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  • NFL Tampa Bay Buccaneers
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  • NCAAB Illinois Fighting Illini
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Jake's Take: Three Years of Thoughts

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Editor's Note: Since Tommy and RJ returned for the playoffs, we figured it'd be fun to turn these playoffs into Old Home Days for our DRaysBay alumni. Sadly, the Rays got knocked out early on, but...

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Gone, but hopefully not forgotten

Guess who's back.... Hello RaysBayheads, your favorite displaced Rays fan has been a bit busy as of late. Moving into my own place, working insane amounts of hours and going to baseball games I...

Jake's Take: What the hell?

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With my job, days off are few and far between. However, when I do get them...they're used to their full advantage. I'll usually have yesterday's game on MLB.tv on my computer while I have ESPN on...

Re-writing History, The Rays Way

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Tonight's game was record-breaking, to say the least. -This 43rd win surpasses the former record of most wins(42, in 2004 when we won 70 games) going into the All-Star Game. We didn't reach 43...

Jake's Take: Getting Overlooked

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If you didn't already know this, I am a resident of IL. Not by choice, but that is where I've spent my entire 25 years of existence. When you're from IL, you're either a Cubs fan or a Sox fan. I...

Jake's Take: Movin' On

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**Warning: The statements in this post are those of Jacob Larsen and do not represent the thoughts and opinions of staff of DRays Bay. Viewer Discretion is advised. -Jake** ---- Josh Hamilton is...

Things Pena Could Be Saying.... 1. Walk much? 2. Do you want me to throw a baseball at you? <===Tommy Rancel 3. You suck!!! Throw a f****** strike! 4. 21 pitches, 6 strikes. My Northeastern U degree says that the odds are against you....wait

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Things Pena Could Be Saying.... 1. Walk much? 2. Do you want me to throw a baseball at you? <===Tommy Rancel 3. You suck!!! Throw a f****** strike! 4. 21 pitches, 6 strikes. My Northeastern U degree says that the odds are against you....wait, we put runs up for you.

Jake's Take: An Outsider's View on the New Stadium

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The following comments are that of Jacob Larsen and do not represent the thoughts and idea of the staff and management of DRays Bay. -Jake --- When I read the anti-stadium rumblings of fans and...

The Bad News Rays

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I wonder if Stu knows that, somehow, "Chico's Bail Bonds" has appeared on the Rays' jerseys. Not so long ago, when the Angels, Red Sox and Blue Jays came into town...It was bad news for the Rays....

Raymond: EXPOSED!

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I couldn't help adding this, hat-tip to "Raymond" for posting this on

Jake's Take: Hellboy, Dunn and a look into "The Crystal Ball"

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From Baseball Prospectus' Monday Morning Ten Pack Jeremy Hellickson, RHP, High-A Vero Beach (Rays)Hellickson’s full-season debut last year produced outstanding numbers, but many classified him...

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You know you want it....

Where it began, I can't begin to know whenBut then I know it's growing strongOh, wasn't the spring, whoooAnd spring became the summerWho'd believe you'd come alongHands, touching hands, reaching...

Matt Garza left Tuesday's game with radial nerve irritation, which is bad but not as major as tea...

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Matt Garza left Tuesday's game with radial nerve irritation, which is bad but not as major as tear, news to come on his possible skipped start/DL stint as we hear it.

Jake's Take: The Week that was....in High Definition.

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The Rays of 2008 are vastly different than any of the ther 10 variations of the "Devil Rays" that we've seen throughout the years. However, yesterday's duel versus Wang proved that we're not the...

D-Day?

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With the decision on where Longoria starts in the majors or minors to come within the next few hours or days, Rays fans seem to be crowded around like a school of sharks. Either the Rays are going...

Q&A with Keith Law, ESPN Senior Writer and Master Chef

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Jake: First off, for those who don't know who you are, who is Keith Law? Keith: I'm Batman. Or, more accurately, I'm a senior baseball writer for ESPN.com and ESPN Scouts Inc. My mandate is to...

I think I'm starting to like Chris Mason

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Per Amy K. Nelson's "Spring Blog" What a year a difference makes. Last season the Tampa clubhouse was tense and lifeless. With Elijah Dukes and Delmon Young off to other teams, it is quite the...

Jake's Takes: Four-letter Words and "The House the Rays Tore Down"

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Jake's Takes are the ramblings of Jacob Larsen and may not represent the thoughts and ideas of DRays Bay and it's writers. Viewer Discretion is advised. -JL - If you were bored like I was, waiting...

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Now Batting, Third Base....Turd Ferguson!

LINKWell, his name isn't really Turd Ferguson...but he is actually named Burt Reynolds. He was a 30th Round Pick of the Washington Nationals in the 2006 Draft. Basically Draft & Follow, but we...

Chatting with Stu

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It's that time of year again, it seems. DRays Bay, once again, gets the opportunity to ask Rays Principal Owner Stu Sternberg a few questions. This year, however, I opened up the floor to a couple...

Something in the Water?

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TBO.com Barry Bonds had his black leather recliner. Troy Percival has a water cooler. Oh noes! Another Barry Bonds sighting in a Rays newspaper.... {/smacks head on desk)But wait, there's more... T...

Jake's Take: Something old, Something New, Something Blue?

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With less than 72 hours before Pitchers and Catchers officially report(many pitchers have been working out with teammates and others for more than a month), it's not a surprise to see some...

Jake's Take: Deja Guz?

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In the days counting down to last season's P&C report, I remember saying that last year was a "make-or-break" season for BJ Upton. I thought his lack of position, lack of outright stunning numbers...

Boredom + BP Chats = Good Times for All

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Today was Day 1 of my days off and I wanted to put my 2 top projects that I'm working on aside and relax. By the way, I'm working on 3 interviews for the site and I believe that my cowriters may...

Meet the Prospect: DJ Jones

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Jake Larsen: For those Rays fans who aren't familiar with you, who is DJ Jones? DJ Jones: I was the Rays' 11th round pick in the 2007 Draft. JL: You were the Playstation HS Player of the Year in...

Pressure Points: Tough Decisions

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Baseball is going to be a game of tough decisions, not just with it's in-game decisions. Whether it be in scouting or personnel decisions, you're more than likely going to have to sacrifice one...

Minor Details: Clearing the Air

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About a week or so ago, Kevin Goldstein and Baseball Prospectus profiled the Rays system and did a Top 11 list. Within that hour, I sent Kevin a Q&A regarding it. -Jake Jake Larsen: 5 5-star...

Jake Takes on Gerry Hunsicker, Senior VP of the Tampa Bay Rays

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Since Stu Sternberg hired Gerry Hunsicker a few years ago, I always had the goal of eventually getting the opportunity of asking him questions. Well that day has finally come and I feel that I...

Jake Takes on Voros McCracken

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If there's any book that a good majority of baseball fans have read, "Moneyball" has to be up there. One of the many featured baseball minds in that book was one Robert "Voros" McCracken. Voros,...

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