ST. PETERSBURG -- For the past 10 days during the honeymoon that has been Kevin Cash's coronation as Tampa Bay Rays manager, he's been walking and posing non-stop in front of TV cameras, talking into reporters' tape recorders and acting humble and excited to a battalion of well-wishers.
Adjectives have flowed from the young man's mouth that would make a thesaurus proud. It's been all about the emotions of getting the job that the iconic Joe Maddon owned for nine years, returning to Kevin's hometown of Tampa and you can fill in the blanks.
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