© St. Petersburg Times, published November 3, 2002
CUBAN BREAD: "I love that Cuban bread and Cuban coffee," Lou Piniella said as he ticked off reasons for coming home to the Devil Rays' job. Hey, whatever it takes.
GRANT HILL: Okay, so a handful of games does not make a comeback. But it's still nice to see the oft-injured forward healthy and back in action. The Magic sure needs his production, and the NBA sure needs his good guy rep.
THE ANGELS: So the little guys won. The star-driven Giants left their hearts in San Francisco for the final two World Series games in Anaheim. Disneyland's neighbors proved that, this year, anyway, it's a small world after all.
DOMINIQUE REDDING: Pat Summitt, a legend in women's college basketball, offered her a scholarship to go to Tennessee. And the Clearwater High player didn't turn down the legend.
THE BUCS: Good teams find a way to win. Obviously bad teams sometimes do, too. The question for today: can a team with the NFL's 18th-best passing offense figure out how to air it out against a team with the league's second-worst pass defense?
NEW YORK NEWSPAPERS: With typical big-apple arrogance, headlines like On Deck, Lou and Relax, Piniella will join Mets treated the Rays' pursuit of their new manager as a sideshow. As another headline read after Piniella signed with Tampa Bay, the Mets were the Lou-sers. Start spreading the news; our little town blues are melting away.
-- AARON GREENFIELD, BRUCE LOWITT, JAMAL THALJI, MIKE STEPHENSON