Tale Of The Tape: The Tampa Bay Rays Vs. The Bad News Bears
We all remember the classic film, the Bad News Bears starring Walter Matthau. The film was about an aging, down-on-his-luck ex-minor leaguer who coaches a team of misfit kids in a super competitive league.
Much like Joe Maddon, coach Morris Buttermaker had been there and done that. Unfortunately for Maddon, he shares another similarity – Buttermaker didn’t have much talent to work with. Injuries, suspensions and a player or two that just isn’t working out seems to have the Rays mired in the cellar of the AL East.
We’ll take a closer look at the unfortunately non-fictional Rays and the fictional Bears and determine which team is more likely to reverse its fortune.