Damn it, Politico, Tropicana Field is in St. Pete, not Tampa!

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Darn it, James Hohmann, you’re suppose to be my (online), but when you go and write that Tropicana Field is in Tampa, as you do in today’s Morning Score, you risk losing me to Alex Burns.

I know it doesn’t matter to anyone besides me and Rick Baker (certainly no one at the Tampa Bay Times), but Politico’s Hohmann did aggregate a story today and put Tropicana Field in Tampa, instead of St. Pete.

Next time, James, why don’t you just ask to go out with my sister? I’d take less offense to that than you denigrating my beloved St. Pete.

Of course, it’s difficult to blame Politico for treating St. Pete like a second city with a mayor like Bill Foster.

After Hillsborough County commissioners devoted $400,000 of tourist taxes to a party with Tampa themes, but to be held in St. Petersburg, to kick off the Republican National Convention, Foster said, “As long as somebody else is footing the bill and paying the cost of the facility’s use, they can have any kind of theme event they want.”

So, again, Tropicana Field is in downtown St. Pete, not Tampa.

By the way, Mr. Hohmann, you still owe me a Politico T-shirt for my prediction of the GOP primary in Florida.

Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including SaintPetersBlog.com, FloridaPolitics.com, ContextFlorida.com, and Sunburn, the morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. SaintPetersBlog has for three years running been ranked by the Washington Post as the best state-based blog in Florida. In addition to his publishing efforts, Peter is a political consultant to several of the state’s largest governmental affairs and public relations firms. Peter lives in St. Petersburg with his wife, Michelle, and their daughter, Ella.