Even Devil Ray Scalpers Lose

Call them the Gang That Couldn’t Scalp Straight.

Imagine anyone scalping Tampa Bay Rays’ tickets? As in get-’em-while-they-lapse ducats for the worst team in baseball, one that draws more bankruptcy and contraction rumors than fans. But that’s exactly what three Miami men were arrested for recently.

They had used a stolen credit card to buy 180 Rays-Seattle Mariners tickets. Did they think Lou Piniella was that big of a draw?

This had to be the dumbest local crime since last month’s Days Inn hold-up in north Tampa by a guy who was staying there. He was arrested in his room.

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