And speaking of the Rays, infielder Julio Lugo recently was acquitted of misdemeanor assault on his wife. That was good news for Lugo, the Rays and possibly Mrs. Lugo.
What was more bizarre than Lugo’s wife changing her story at the trial — she previously “exaggerated,” she said — was the immediate aftermath. A grateful Lugo signed autographs for beseeching jurors. So much for a jury of Lugo’s peers.