Hey Tampa, here’s your opportunity ….

October 12, 2010 |

For years, the Tampa Bay Rays have been hosting sparse crowds in their inept home, Tropicana Field. We all know the scene, occasional humans speckled throughout the makeshift, indoor airplane hangar. At least, that’s what it looks like.

During the first chapter of the Rays existence (or should I say DEVIL RAYS?), it was easy to defend the lack of interest among Florida’s gulf coast baseball fans. Aside from the initial crush and fanfare, the Rays assumed a predictable role as a doormat. Even additions, like Wade Boggs, Jose Canseco, Fred McGriff and Tino Martinez couldn’t help the team in the standings or at the box office.

But, something suddenly happened …