What happened between last years breakout season for the Rays (70 wins) and the upcoming season can be called 'Vince & Chuck Show'. Its clear that the brain trust here does not know much about baseball, or even building a successful business. The hits keep coming. Latest is the story of feeling sorry for Lou with the hand he has been dealt. Ted Hoffman calls for Sympathy for the Rays manager.
Fun. A chance. Those are precisely what Sweet Lou is missing in Tampa. Bereft of a competitive payroll, trapped in a legacy of losing, stranded in an anemic baseball market, Piniella may be finding you really can't go home again. Especially when home is 90 feet away from a base few of your players are likely to reach.