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Tampa Bay Times Aug 20, 2014

Balfour biggest letdown in Rays' season

ST. PETERSBURG No, Grant Balfour did not single-handedly kill the Rays' baseball season. He just failed to save it. That was bad enough.
Rays Index Aug 20, 2014

Grant Balfour Sarcastically Tipped His Cap To Rays Fans Booing His Latest Disaster

It might be time for the Rays to give Grant Balfour an extended vacation on the disabled list with a sore left attitude. During the 11th inning of Tuesday night’s loss to the Tigers, Balfour had one of his worst performances of a season full of horrible performances. He faced […]
Tampa Bay Times Aug 12, 2014

Rays trying to find right spots to use Grant Balfour

ARLINGTON, Texas — Even pitching with a 7-0 lead in the ninth inning Monday, struggling RHP Grant Balfour made things uncomfortable by walking two straight Rangers.
Rays Index Aug 11, 2014

[THE HANGOVER] Discussing Grant Balfour’s Lattest Folly

The GBT – The Good, The Bad and The Telling sandwich, where The Bad is nice and lean and the The Telling is ripe. Cubs 3, RAYS 2 (12; boxscore) THE GOOD: Brad Boxberger. From now on, if Joe Maddon turns to Jim Hickey and says “get Balfour ready” at […]
Tampa Bay Times Aug 10, 2014

Rays' Grant Balfour struggles again in clutch spot

CHICAGO — As much as Joe Maddon talks about every game in Aug-tember being so vital, he was managing for a bigger goal than one win in the seventh inning Sunday, and it cost the Rays.
DRaysBay Aug 10, 2014

Cubs 3 Rays 2 - Longo & the Funky Bunch Fail to Produce

Evan Longoria and Grant Balfour co-drove the fail train to Loss Town today in a 12 inning affair. I tried to warn you. I told you this would happen. As soon as I saw that I was assigned to recap today's game, I knew it would end in frustration. It's no fun being a prophet. Alex Cobb was outstanding today. An ace in every sense of the word.  His beastly final line of 6 innings, 6 strikeouts and 6 hits would somehow bedevil the Rays offense, who looked marked for failure from the start. The game remained scoreless until the 5th, when Curt Casali doubled a Travis Wood fastball to left field...
KFFL Aug 10, 2014

Rays | Grant Balfour struggling with mechanics

Tampa Bay Rays RP Grant Balfour said his mechanics have been off the last few ...
The Ledger Aug 5, 2014

Rays Lose to Athletics in 10th Inning

OAKLAND, Calif. | Grant Balfour knows all about Oakland’s flair for the dramatic in extra innings or close games. He was part of it only a year ago.
Sacramento Bee Aug 5, 2014
Balfour loses to old Oakland team as Rays lose 3-2

Balfour loses to old Oakland team as Rays lose 3-2

Grant Balfour knows all about Oakland's flair for the dramatic in extra innings or close games. He was part of it only a year ago. Oakland Athletics' Jeff Samardzija works against the Tampa Bay Rays in the first inning of a baseball game Monday, Aug. 4, 2014, in Oakland, Calif. Oakland Athletics' Jeff Samardzija works against the Tampa Bay Rays in the first inning of a baseball game Monday, Aug. 4, 2014, in Oakland, Calif. A man is tackled by security personnel after running out to center field during the fifth inning of a baseball game between the Tampa Bay Rays and the...
DRaysBay Aug 5, 2014
Rays vs. Oakland, game 1 recap: Alex Cobb shaky, Balfour shakier

Rays vs. Oakland, game 1 recap: Alex Cobb shaky, Balfour shakier

It's so late. You knew how this was going to end as soon Grant Balfour walked onto the field in the bottom of the tenth inning, greeted by cheering Oaklanders brandishing "Balfour Rage" signs. They remembered the good times. These are not the good times. In a half-inning that seemingly took forever, Sam Fuld singled up the middle and then stole second base (his second steal of the night). John Jaso walked. Josh Donaldson walked. And while  Balfour managed to strike out Brandon Moss in front of a five-man infield, allowing Rays fans who still cared to exhale, the next batter, his old...

Derek Norris single off Grant Balfour gives A’s a weird win in 10

From Chronicle Staff Writer Susan Slusser at the Coliseum Things got a little weird at the Coliseum in the 10th inning on Monday. Former A’s closer Grant Balfour made his first appearance in Oakland since leaving as a free agent and the field-field fans went just as bonkers with the Balfour Rage as eve. Then, an opossum wandered onto the field. Tampa manager Joe Maddon was ejected. And during all of this,  former Rays outfielder Sam Fuld singled and stole second, then Balfour walked John Jaso and Josh Donaldson before Derek Norris bounced a two-out single past shortstop to give Oakland a...

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