Unofficially, no one Rays player has taken more criticism from fans this year than Evan Longoria.
And his fiancee' has heard it all. Jaime Edmondson, in studio with the Sports Page Thursday to promote the team's upcoming Pet Food Drive, addressed the season Longoria has been having.
Among the notions from some fans: Longoria having a second child on the way, and tending to a recently-opened sports bar that he owns, has taken from his focus.
"It would be the exact opposite if they were in first place," she said. "They'd be applauding him being a family man, opening restaurants and having all of these extracurricular activities."
She said Longoria built a batting cage at their offseason home in Arizona, and that no one works harder on his game -- or takes losses harder.