(With the score 20-11 in favor of New York, Piniella considers texting Joe Torre and asking his rival to pull his regulars before someone trips and hurts themselves running around the bases).

After watching last night’s highlights of the Devils Rays blowing an 11-3 lead…and the Yankees clubbing 4 HR’s en route to a 13 run (!) 8th inning, I can’t help but wonder if Lou Piniella hasn’t already begun his latest tenure working for George Steinbrenner. How else to explain Lou’s pitching staff dusting off various Red Sox hitters, yet doing everything short of putting the ball on a tee for Gary Sheffield, A-Rod and Hideki Matsui?