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« #105 : July 28, 2013, 03:03:25 PM »

If only we had a defensive and offensive catcher

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« #106 : July 29, 2013, 06:51:35 PM »

Rays acquire reliever Jesse Crain from White Sox






http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/blog/eye-on-baseball/22931726/rays-white-sox-talking-jesse-crain-trade

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« #107 : July 29, 2013, 08:07:24 PM »

More about Crain.....    

The Tampa Bay Rays have acquired right-handed relief pitcher Jesse Crain from the Chicago White Sox in exchange for players to be named later or cash considerations. Crain has been added to the Rays 40-man roster but kept on the 15-day disabled list due to his right shoulder strain. To make room on the 40-man roster, the Rays have transferred Brandon Gomes (shoulder) to the 60-day disabled list.

Crain, 32, was named a 2013 American League All-Star after posting a 0.74 ERA (36.2-IP, 3-ER) with 46 strikeouts in 38 appearances during the first half. At the time he was placed on the disabled list (July 3; retroactive to June 30), he led AL relievers in ERA and ranked second with 19 holds. He has only allowed one earned run over his last 32 appearances which included a White Sox record 29 consecutive scoreless appearances from April 17-June 22.

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« #108 : July 29, 2013, 10:17:33 PM »

Sweet Caroline. Nice win. Never saw Maddon so stressed.

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« #109 : July 29, 2013, 10:25:43 PM »

Who is this dude ? Is he for real or just hot ?

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« #110 : July 30, 2013, 05:28:19 PM »

TV Ratings Continue To Soar For Rays Games On Sun Sports

http://www.raysindex.com/2013/07/rays-tv-ratings-continue-to-soar-2.html

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« #111 : July 30, 2013, 10:25:24 PM »

17k to see the team with MLB's best record......

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« #112 : July 30, 2013, 10:28:36 PM »

17k to see the team with MLB's best record......

"When they win people will come . . . people just want to see a winner"

^^^ silly comment made often by well-meaning hardcore fans

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« #113 : July 30, 2013, 10:42:08 PM »

Typically, two-thirds of MLB season tickets are purchased by corporations and one-third by individuals…However, only one-third of the Rays’ current season ticket holders are corporate, in reverse proportion to the typical MLB team. If the rays total season-ticket base were at MLB average levels, ticket revenue would not be a significant problem......ABC Group that studied the Rays' stadium options

http://www.raysindex.com/2011/07/what-is-rays-attendance-with-typical-corporate-support.html

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« #114 : July 30, 2013, 10:46:29 PM »

17K on a  weeknight is significantly higher than we used to see when this team was a perennial loser.   The stats about the continued increase in TV ratings and the comments about the lack of corporate support let alone the lack of season ticket holders in general show that the interest in this team continues to gain momentum with winning.

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« #115 : July 30, 2013, 11:03:34 PM »

Peavey traded to BOSOX.

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« #116 : July 30, 2013, 11:06:55 PM »

http://www.csnchicago.com/blog/kapman/1945-cubs-have-worst-home-record-baseball

To put things in perspective, the "if they win people will come" strategy in sports is like saying a pizza parlor in the middle of an industrial waste site can sell all its product if it just makes great pizza.  There's more to the pizza restaurant business then just great pizza, right?  Well,  there's more to sports then just winning.  Sure some people will come when a team wins, particularly hardcore fans, but the BUSINESS of sports requires the attendance of marginal fans (individuals and corporations who view the sport as entertainment) NOT hardcore fans (because there are not enough of them).  As much as hardcore fans want to act as if sports is an obligation, its not for most people SO standard marketing rules apply. Things like location and value matter.

I am a marginal baseball fan and yet I have traveled to see the Cubs even though they were losing. Anyone who has been to Wrigley would understand why. Think any marginal fans travels by plane to see the Rays play in the Trop? Even when they are winning?
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« #117 : July 31, 2013, 06:24:19 AM »

Gotta blame Sternberg and Co for not properly tapping into the local corporations/businesses like the rest of the teams. According to Rays Index, the fans are there like any team and would be 15th in the league if they got the usual corp support that other teams got.

BTW, last night's game, well attended for a Tues game against a team with unknowns (Ariz).

Rays gave away a lot of tickets to Burst Pass holders like myself - don't know how many people took advantage of that.

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« #118 : July 31, 2013, 07:34:25 AM »

Peavey traded to BOSOX.

I knew this one was coming...

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« #119 : July 31, 2013, 07:58:27 AM »

Looks like Ryan Roberts could be in a trade or call-up - he was pulled from last nights minor league game.

http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/rays/rays-still-talking-trade-presumably-for-a-bat-roberts-a-potential-call-up/2134065
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