2007-ucf-knight-head

Orlando Rays

  • joined Apr 08, 2008
  • last login Nov 30, 2011
  • posts 110
  • comments 8237

The Rays taught me what being a true fan really means. For better or for worse.

I am a 29-year-old network tech from Orlando with ecclectic tastes and a loner streak. But the Rays have always been a joy for me. Even when they sucked.

A Fan Of...

  • MLB Tampa Bay Rays
  • NBA Orlando Magic
  • NFL Jacksonville Jaguars
  • NCAAF Central Florida Knights
  • NCAAB Central Florida Knights
  • Golf Aaron Baddeley
  • NASCAR Dale Earnhardt, Jr.
  • Soccer Houston Dynamo
User Blog

Atlanta Hawks' proud mascot sits in exile at zoo

3

Mike Bianchi's latest article is about how the Hawks' live mascot is in exile and not doing Hawks games anymore after an incident last playoffs.

They are the complete package.

5

They are the complete package.

Former player and ESPN analyst John Kruk said on the overnight SportsCenter that the Rays are the best team in baseball right now with its complete five-man rotation and offensive versatility.

Frenette rails against people hating Jags for not picking Tebow

+

If Tim Tebow isn't so great, allegedly, then why are many of the same voices hating on the Jags for not picking him? If he doesn't play, or ends up sucking in the NFL, the Jags would end up in the same exact position they are in now. And all the complaints that the Jags will end up in LA are ridiculous. The only ones not talking about it are Wayne Weaver and Roger Goodell--the two minds that actually matter on the subject. Weaver has been infinitely patient with the market. That's a lot more than you can say about many sports owners. Say, Rich DeVos?

Stoney "running for Senate" after Crabs blown off by Crist

2

Florida Governor and Senate candidate Charlie Crist decided to blow off the first pitch at High-A Charlotte Stone Crabs' home opener tomorrow. Stoney, the mascot, retaliated by announcing he would run for Senate as an independent candidate.

MSW at UNF for baseball game

+

WR Mike Sims-Walker was at North Florida today for their baseball game against his alma mater, UCF. UCF won, 15-7.

X = 10th Man. X = Rays Republic.

1

X = 10th Man. X = Rays Republic.

This is the slogan that appeared at the Opening Day game. What do you think?

DRaysBay ESPN Custom League

4

I have opened a fantasy league on ESPN. It will have 12 slots. The league is head-to-head, each category. Teams are paired, and the one with the better score in each category wins that category each week. 5x5. Pitchers are scored with Wins, Saves, WHIP, Ks and ERA. Hitters are scored with batting average, stolen bases, home runs, RBI and, instead of runs, OPS. Draft date is Saturday, March 27, at 8:15pm. Live draft, with order randomized one hour before draft time. I may set it earlier if we fill early. Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines!

FanPost
10

Orlando politician talking MLB - Could it be the Rays?

Armando Gutierrez, a candidate for Congress in 2010 in Orlando, is talking about getting together investors to build a privately-funded stadium and move an MLB team to Orlando. Local ABC affiliate...

FanPost
25

Why didn't I think of this before?

In case you spent the past day in a coma on advanced life support, you already know that Urban Meyer has quit as head coach of the Florida Gators. (link to SBN blog Alligator Army) He cited health...

Joe Maddon shopping at a Sweetbay in Tampa, preparing for his annual "Thanksmas" project to provide...

+
C4s_maddon121409_98462a

Joe Maddon shopping at a Sweetbay in Tampa, preparing for his annual "Thanksmas" project to provide home-cooked Italian meals to Salvation Army homeless shelters. The photo was attached to an article on Grant Balfour's contract extension at the St. Pete Times.

Video from the first Orlando Titans practice this past Saturday, some of their drills.

+

Video from the first Orlando Titans practice this past Saturday, some of their drills.

NMR: new lacrosse team highlighted by 1080 the Team

4

Some of you may not know, but Orlando is getting a new sport: indoor lacrosse. The team is the Orlando Titans of the National Lacrosse League. The league itself is older than the AFL, and the team is relocating from New York City. The team has a playoff pedigree, and one of the brightest stars in the sport today. That star, midfielder Casey Powell, was interviewed on Tuck and O'Neill on 1080 the Team this afternoon. The link above is to my blog, where I have some highlights. From how he described box lacrosse, he made great comparisons to ice hockey. A lot of the rules are similar, complete with penalties and fighting (take note, Solar Bears fans). Jerry O'Neill made a big deal in the lead-up about how important Casey and his brothers are in the sport of lacrosse right now. Tickets go on sale on Ticketmaster tomorrow, and the season begins January 8. Home games will be played at Amway Arena. Tickets are $20-35, all lower bowl, and season tickets (8 home games) start at $99.

From Tusk til Dawn

3

I am forming a new blog to cover sports in Orlando other than the Magic. I will be covering the Tuskers, Predators and Titans, as well as other minor-league sports teams in the area. Come check it out. Blog and discussion forum both available.

FanPost
5

Rays final individual statistics

A few bits of trivia on the year that was in Rays baseball, compiled from MLB.com stats...

FanPost
18

Rays 2010 Master Schedule Released

http://mlb.mlb.com/schedule/index.jsp?c_id=tb&m=4&y=2010 No times filled in yet, but we know who we face what days.

FanPost
19

It's all Jim Hickey's fault

Typically, when things go good, the manager gets the credit. When things go bad, the manager gets the blame. I've seen it happen like this everywhere. But being the outside-the-box thinker I try to...

FanPost
4

Interesting goings-on in MLB yesterday

1) After A.J. Pierzynski's at-bat against Zack Greinke in the bottom 4th of the Royals @ White Sox game, Hawk Harrelson mentioned the rivalry between high schools they each went to: Dr. Phillips...

A Winner is (Jones-)Drew

2

SportsNation has a poll on its website under "Reggie Bush's Future" that rates the five top running backs in the 2006 NFL Draft. This includes Joseph Addai, Reggie Bush, Maurice Jones-Drew, Laurence Maroney and DeAngelo Williams. With 17,000 votes, MJD is #1, with 48% of the vote. Williams is second with 24%. MJD won 46 states, DC and the rest of the world. (The other 4 states went to Williams.) Reggie Bush got 9% overall, and only 15% in Louisiana and Mississippi. As a reminder, we got MJD with the 60th overall pick (R2/28). We passed on Joseph Addai and LenDale White with our first pick to get him.

Ponson: You got knocked the F out, man!

4

Two days after serving up seven runs in under 5 innings to the Rays, Aruban pitcher Sidney Ponson was designated for assignment. If he declines, will anybody ever give him a shot again?

Papi, Manny tested positive for roids in 2003 survey tests

15

This is getting ridiculous. This has to stop. Two things need to happen: 1) They need to release all 107 names. I don't care that they are "sealed". It's not fair that A-Rod, Barry, Sammy, Manny and Papi are all outed and 102 others are protected. They all have to be named. 2) The lawyers who are leaking the names must be outed and made to pay for leaking sealed data.

We just lost Cliff Lee

+

You can forget about trading for him. He and Ben Francisco are headed to the Phillies for prospects. However, one of the prospects is catcher Lou Marson, who may signal a possible trade of Victor Martinez.

Hedo is a hot commodity, at least to the fans

3

According to an ESPN poll, with over 78,000 respondants as of this moment, 39% prefer to sign Hedo Turkoglu as a free agent. Lamar Odom is second, at 29%. Hedo took all but three states (CA, ND, WV).

FanPost
3

Thanks

I'm sorry I took so long with this. I went to Wednesday's game. It was a great experience. GABP is an excellent facility, and the fans (where I was sitting anyway) were very friendly. Having been...

FanPost
15

Don't Quit

So, it seems that we're spending the day wallowing in our pity at the 3-1 deficit. I know, I feel the same way too.  

FanPost
9

Rays fan coming to Great American

Hey guys. I like to find situations where I can go out to ballparks whenever I can. I've managed to get to three outside of Florida thus far (Turner, RFK, PNC).Next week I've decided to come up...

Too bad it doesn't mention Dwight.

+

Too bad it doesn't mention Dwight.

Quick! Sign Tom Glavine!

1

The Braves just outrighted him despite 11 shutout innings in his major league rehab assignment. He's only due $1m if he makes the bigs.

Peaches on The Jim Rome Show!

2

Mickael Pietrus will be on The Jim Rome Show during its second hour (the 1pm hour), I think the first segment, I'll update if I find out for sure. 740 the Game in Orlando, 620 WDAE in Tampa

We don't care who we play. They don't put the opponent on my championship ring.

3

We don't care who we play. They don't put the opponent on my championship ring.

This quote by Derek Fisher. Keep up the disrespect...
FanPost
2

20th anniversary of Schmidt's retirement

"To have his body, I'd trade him mine and my wife's, and I'd throw in some cash." -Pete Rose, about Mike Schmidt   I am honestly surprised nobody has written anything about this. I came by...

Showing 1 - 30 of 110 Older
X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.