Bucs capture foot brawl game against Saints

September 19, 2022 general

Monday, 4 a.m. This, then, is what they refer to as a hard-fought victory. The Tamps Bay Bucs showed they could take a punch, and deliver one as well, in Sunday afternoon’s 20-10 victory over the New Orleans Saints, breaking a streak of seven straight regular-season losses to the Saints. Seemingly energized by a bench-clearing […]

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Key additions lead Rays to win against Texas

September 19, 2022 general

Monday, 3 a.m. The victory was earned in the front offices of the front office, by men who can overlook stats and contemplate the way the players might fit in the batting order. It was in July, and the team still needed to replace the power of catcher Mike Zunino. So it shipped two minor […]

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Rays put together a win over the Rangers

September 18, 2022 general

Sunday, 4 a.m. Sometimes, winning a baseball game is like putting a jigsaw puzzle together. Once piece leads to another, and another, and eventually, you have the entire picture. It was that way for the Tampa Bay Rays Saturday night. Oh, not so much with their pitching. You’ve seen the Rays execute a bullpen day […]

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USF misses shot at upsetting Florida

September 18, 2022 general

Saturday, 3 a.m. For more than a decade, it has been a program lost in the desert. All the bad plays, all the disappointing afternoons, were one long blur. The USF Bulls were a program that didn’t matter, and so the bad moments were not particularly memorable. Until Saturday night. The USF Bulls were close […]

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Bucs must prove they can beat New Orleans

September 17, 2022 general

Saturday, 4 a.m. If you a fan of the Tampa Bay Bucs, and you live a bad life, the New Orleans Superdome is where you go when you die. It is Hell’s outhouse. It is Dracula’s trash can. It is a land of broken dreams and unattainable goals. It is a place where, too often, […]

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Rays can’t get the big hit in loss to Rangers

September 17, 2022 general

Saturday, 3 a.m. Guys? Just a clue. When it was pointed out that the Tampa Bay Rays faced the toughest closing schedule in the American League, it wasn’t the Texas Rangers people were talking about. The Rangers have been nestled all season in mediocrity, trailing the Houston Astros by a neat 31 games in the […]

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Latin-American players lead Rays to big win

September 16, 2022 general

Friday, 4 a.m. Caramba! Victoria! The Tampa Bay Rays made baseball history Thursday afternoon, becoming the first team to ever start nine Latin-American hitters in a lineup. It paid off, as the Rays rolled to an 11-0 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays. The maneuver, which happened on Roberto Clemente Day, was a sheer accident, […]

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Rays fall to the last wild-card position in AL

September 15, 2022 general

Thursday, 4 a.m. With the Tampa Bay Rays running low on gas, the question is this: How do you believe they can finish this season with a wild card berth? Hitting? No, not really. The Rays had just seven hits in a 5-1 loss to Toronto Wednesday night. They’ve scored three runs in their last […]

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Jays batter Rays’ pen to earn doubleheader split

September 14, 2022 general

Wednesday, 4 a.m. As his bullpen teammates blow up around him, the Tampa Bay Rays can at least be thankful for Pete Fairbanks. Fairbanks, at least, held on Tuesday afternoon, preserving a 4-2 win in the first game of a doubleheader that allowed the Rays to at least gain a split with the Toronto Blue […]

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Looking back on Bucs’ win over Dallas

September 13, 2022 general

Tuesday, 3 a.m. 5 Thoughts I feel I can sum up all the Bucs’ thoughts about Leonard Fournette’s alleged weight problems: What the heck, let’s buy the guy a doughnut. 2. Does anyone ever wonder just how much of training camp Tom Brady could miss and still be a pretty good quarterback? 3. If Rob […]

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