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Starting Pitcher Waiver Wire Streamers for Week 17 (Part 2)

Tampa Rays manager Joe Maddon has never been one to follow conventional thinking.  The Rays, winners of their last seven, just completed a two-game sweep of the Cardinals in St. Louis, and Maddon’s starting lineups for the series had his starting pitchers hitting eighth followed by Kevin Kiermaier in the nine-hole.  What’s funny about Maddon’s lineup choices […]
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Rays turn luck around, clobber Jays 10-3

Bobby Henry, the Seminole medicine man, made another visit to Tropicana Field on Saturday. He presented Rays manager Joe Maddon with a pair of shirts, one in Rays colors, thanked Maddon for the respect the organization showed him and left Maddon with these words: “Only the rock lives forever.” Then the Rays went out an beat up the Blue Jays, 10-3, scoring the most runs at home...
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Rays notes: Joe Maddon hopeful David Price will start Sunday

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Joe Maddon remains hopeful that left-hander David Price will start for the Tampa Bay Rays on Sunday, though the manager fell short of guaranteeing the appearance will happen. Late Friday, right-hander Jake Odorizzi was named Tampa Bay's starter for Saturday against the Toronto Blue Jays in place of Price, who left Tropicana Field early Friday night because...
Via Fox Sports Florida
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Joe Maddon’s lineup card for Rays had distinct Tommy Tutone quality to it (photo)

Whether done on purpose or simply a case of happenstance — probably the latter, although who knows with this guy — the lineup card Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon prepared for the team’s game against the Detroit Tiger at Comerica Park on Thursday invoked a reference to a one-hit wonder classic from yesteryear that […] The post Joe Maddon’s lineup card for Rays had distinct...
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Rays manager Joe Maddon uses 80s pop song to pick Thursday's lineup

DETROIT -- No one knows where Jenny might be Thursday night, but hopefully, she's watching Tampa Bay play the Tigers. In honor of Tommy Tutone's 1981 smash hit, Rays manager Joe Maddon went with an 867-5309 batting order in the series opener against Detroit. (Well, the lineup technically went 867-5309-24, but Maddon did the best he could.) It wasn't an accident, either...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Joe Maddon, Rays Honor Tommy Tutone With ’867-5309′ Lineup (Photo)

When in need of a fresh lineup, look no further than a classic 1980′s song. Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon, who is known for keeping things loose and fun throughout the long season, stayed true to his reputation when he was filling out his lineup card for Thursday’s game against the Detroit Tigers. Maddon drew some inspiration from the famous Tommy Tutone song “867-5309...
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Joe Maddon goes with lineup referencing 80's song

Joe Maddon has turned to Jenny for the Tampa Bay Rays' series opener against the Detroit Tigers. Well, Tommy Tutone's version of "Jenny," at least. Here is what the team's lineup looks like for Thursday's game: And Maddon was quick to acknowledge the oddity of the numerical order: Maybe the lineup will give Tampa Bay -- which has won five straight and seven...
Via Fox Sports Florida
22 days ago  |  Discuss

PHOTO: Joe Maddon channels 80s pop hit when making lineup

Jenny, @RaysJoeMaddon's got your number. Tonight's #Rays batting order (by position) starts 867-5309: — Tampa Bay Rays (@RaysBaseball) July 3, 2014 Manager Joe Maddon then one-upped the ridiculousness of it all. Going with Tommy Tutone lineup today: 8-6-7-5-3-0-9. — Joe Maddon (@RaysJoeMaddon) July 3, 2014
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Maddon provides cologne to stop Rays from stinking

Once again establishing himself as the quirkiest, peculiarly cerebral and flat-out offbeat managers in the game, Tampa Bay Rays skipper Joe Maddon has started to put out a variety of colognes in a desperate effort to stop his struggling team from stinking. You see, at 17-23, the Rays currently have the second-worst record in the […] The post Joe Maddon providing ‘dad’ cologne...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
May 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Gallery: Celebrating the lovable weirdness of Joe Maddon

You know those ice-breaker conversations you have had in the past that go something like this? “If you could pick three people, dead or alive, to have dinner with, who would they be?” Well, Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon is quickly starting to rise to the top of that list.  The proof is in the pudding here, guys/gals. Going over reports this morning with Shelty. #woodstock...
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May 12, 2014  |  Discuss
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