The week didn’t start out great, with rays dropping four out of five in Toronto. They wore out to take two out of three from Texans. The Rays are second in the wild card, half a game behind Toronto and a game and a half behind in Seattle.
The final showdown of the season continues tonight with the first three against the Astros, followed by four against the Blue Jays starting Thursday.
A health update from Dave Wills, who had a medical problem in Toronto.
Joey Johnston on Christian Bethancourt and Jose Seri.
Latest Ray showing off.
Nick Anderson calls it a season.
“Nick has been a source of influence for back-to-back clubs for us, and is as critical to our success as anyone else,” #rays said the primitive man. “He has worked tirelessly to get that back in shape, and we fully support that as the next best step toward that goal.” https://t.co/8chpKiB77k
– Mark Tobkin (@TBTimes_Rays) September 19, 2022
Tyler Glasno’s rehabilitation is going well.
The Arizona Fall League nominees have been announced. The rays send out Mason Auer, RHP Sandy Gaston, and LHP Alex Ayala Jr. and C Blake Hunt, RHP Antonio Menendez, INF Tanner Murray, and RHP Evan Reifert.
Derek Jeter mansion come down.
This story has it all: Derek Jeter. Tom Brady; Some crypto guy demolished a $22 million mansion to build something bigger; And maybe in ten years’ time seeking FEMA funding because your waterfront mansion has been destroyed by storms. https://t.co/g2kJTy1Ky5
– Moms to let teachers do their damn jobs (HerrLizzie) September 15, 2022
Good thread from Mike Petrillo on what the new anti-shift rule means.
I thought this might be an interesting way to visualize the new positioning rules. (Fixed a previous bug regarding defense players).
that’s it. This is all that matters. Regardless of the P/C, you just have to have at least 4 players, and 2 on both sides.
– Mike Petriello (@mike_petriello) September 10, 2022
David Price makes it official: He’s retiring.
Oh! Didn’t you notice that the source was Bob Nightingale? you are silly.
David Price said he hasn’t made any decision about retirement beyond this year.
– Fabian Ardaya (@FabianArdaya) September 18 2022
Childhood friends Jonathan Aranda and Alejandro Kirk met in the major leagues for the first time.
Ben Clemens in a love letter to Randy Arrozarina.
Proven Things 2: The tacky boogaloo.
Across MLB, turnover rates are back again near their peak.
“Of course it is,” said one of the hitters. “Referee’s checks are almost useless.”
Is the sticky stuff here to stay?https://t.co/fuQpaofR6O
– MLB Sports (@TheAthleticMLB) September 14, 2022
Rays made history on Roberto Clemente’s day.
Look at the history.
All nine Latino players in the starting lineup pose for a photo after the match.
For the first time in Major League Baseball history, all nine hitters in the starting lineup were Latinos.
And on Roberto Clemente’s day on that day. Very pleasant. So inspiring. pic.twitter.com/Zy9GD9wwjv
TriciaWhitaker September 15, 2022
Is it impactful if you’re still doing the playoffs?
Joy Photo for the Commissioner. Not from baseball. World Commissioner.
Zach Plessak was fired by his agent.
CAA terminated their relationship with Guardians shooter Zach Plesac. This is rare for any agency. Plesak has hurt himself in successive seasons by taking off his shirt hard and punching the pile. In 2020, he was sent home for breaching Covid protocols.
JonHeyman September 14, 2022
I’m not sure what “take off the shirt hard” looks like, but This is what punching in a heap looks like.
So this happened
Can’t a guy sneak out for a snack in the office without people giving him a third degree?
This is the best dad joke you’ll see this year.
Scene: Baseball Labor Court Case.
Lawyer: “Your Honor, I would like to explain the concept of appointment to the jury”
Judge: “I’m sure the Jeurys Familia”
– Steely Dan Jones (@TheMikeHeld) September 14, 2022
It’s a train!
The legend of the futuristic banana savanna.
Oh my heart.