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Tampa Bay Rays news and links: Gameday giveaways announced

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Hopefully next year they get to do a KK figurine with three hands and three golden gloves.

Tampa Bay Rays v Texas Rangers Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images


  • The gameday giveaways are announced.

Complete listing here. I don’t think there’s anything on the level of a Zim Bear or a Maddon Gnome, but I’d wear that Hawaiian shirt.


Here’s a trivia connected to something I’ve been thinking about. Velocity, location, and deception all matter for whether a pitch gets pulled or taken the other way. What’s the interaction? Does the distribution of where pitches are hit tell us something about the pitcher?

Arrange the following pitchers based on what percentage of the balls in play they got—when they were with the Rays—were pulled, from least-often pulled to most-often pulled. Here they are in a random order: Alex Cobb, J.P. Howell, Chris Archer, David Price, James Shields, Scott Kazmir, Jeremy Hellickson, Matt Garza, Matt Moore, Wade Davis, Jake Odorizzi.

When you want to see the order, click here.