Tampa Bay Ray Jeremy Hellickson had a cake delivered to him by his mom for his birthday.

She drove 194 miles from Des Moines, Iowa to Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri.

The Royals’ staff then accidentally gave it to Jeremy Guthrie who has the exact same birthday. 

No one knows if the cake was eaten by Guthrie or if Hellickson got it back.

Source: WDAE Radio

Rough start for MLB AtBat.

Rough start for MLB AtBat.

Head to Tropicana Field on August 2 to pick up your Joe Maddon Mr. Potato Head.
Courtesy @MLB

Head to Tropicana Field on August 2 to pick up your Joe Maddon Mr. Potato Head.

Courtesy @MLB

mightyflynn:

It’s a longer season.

mightyflynn:

It’s a longer season.

leeleeleelee:

Nelson Cruz’s suspension for PEDs is over. He’s in at DH for Game 163. ¡Vamos Rangers! Let’s do this!

But unfortunately Nelson now looks like pre-Captain America Steve Rogers:

leeleeleelee:

Nelson Cruz’s suspension for PEDs is over. He’s in at DH for Game 163. ¡Vamos Rangers! Let’s do this!

But unfortunately Nelson now looks like pre-Captain America Steve Rogers:

Game 163

8:07 PM EDT

Monday

TBS

Rays guaranteed more baseball

With a 7-6 win over the Blue Jays (which they were leading 7-0 at one point), the Rays have assured at least a tie for the second wild card.

Cleveland is winning 5-1 over the Twins, if they win they’re in.

The Rangers are leading 2-1 after 5. If they hold we’ll have some extra baseball tomorrow night.

Sunday! Sunday! Sunday!

So here is where we stand for the final day of the season with the only unresolved race:

Cleveland 

In with a win, or a loss by either the Rangers or the Rays

Tampa Bay

In with a win and a loss by the Rangers

Texas

In with a win and a loss by the Rays

Here’s where it gets interesting:

Cleveland loses, Rangers and Rays win: A kind of double-elimination tournament would be played on Monday and Tuesday. Tampa Bay, who chose to have two road games, would host Cleveland. If Tampa wins, the Indians host the Rangers. If Cleveland wins, Texas would be home against the Rays. This, of course, the bestest possibility and should make us all Twins, Rangers, and Rays fans for one day.

Cleveland wins, Rangers win and Rays win: Rangers host a one-game playoff game against the Rays to see who plays Cleveland in the Wild Card round. (Rangers earned home field because they were 4-3 agains the Rays this year.)

Cleveland wins, Rangers lose and Rays lose: See above

10,724

Tonight’s attendance at Tropicana Field where the Rays faced the Rangers in a fight for the wild card. The Rays have had five straight winning seasons and this is how they draw.

I’m pretty sure the Rays would get more attendance as a third team in NY, LA, or Chicago than in Tampa.

According to the Rangers’ radio guys the Rays are looking into asking other cities in the Tampa Bay area (is there a Tampa Bay area?) to build a new stadium.

Maybe Las Vegas can be in the Tampa Bay area…or Portland, Oregon…or for the irony of it all - Montreal.

The Rangers September rallying cry: “If Josh Hamilton won’t be in the playoffs, none of us will be in the playoffs!”

The Rangers September rallying cry: “If Josh Hamilton won’t be in the playoffs, none of us will be in the playoffs!”

Of course I like it. I like flat-scren TVs with high definition. I like air conditioning in my 1956 Bel Air. I like computers. That group that argues against technology and advancement, I challenge them to throw away all this stuff. Their microwaves, throw them away. To just bury your head in the sand and just reference old-school all the time is really a poor argument

Joe Maddon quoted by Phil Rogers in today’s Chicago Tribune (may be paywalled, sorry)

I would like to nominate Maddon for Manager of the Century

(via mlboffseason)

Note: Liked this quote enough to re-blog it for late-risers, but since tumblr won’t let you re-blog yourself it became a little awkward.

Of course I like it. I like flat-scren TVs with high definition. I like air conditioning in my 1956 Bel Air. I like computers. That group that argues against technology and advancement, I challenge them to throw away all this stuff. Their microwaves, throw them away. To just bury your head in the sand and just reference old-school all the time is really a poor argument

Joe Maddon quoted by Phil Rogers in today’s Chicago Tribune (may be paywalled, sorry)

I would like to nominate Maddon for Manager of the Century

raysbaseball:

Skill….

raysbaseball:

Skill….

Teams with 64 wins

Tampa Bay Rays
Pittsburgh Pirates

That is all.