Fox 13 story: Campaign to 'boo' Rick Scott at Trop

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Some say it doesn’t get any more American than baseball and political protest, and on April 1st, Rays fans will get a bit of both.

Governor Rick Scott is scheduled to throw the opening pitch, and the last time he did that, he got a less-than-favorable reception.

The boos outweighed the cheers as Scott threw out the first pitch at a Yankees spring training game in Tampa.

He is planning to return to the mound, this time at the “Trop” when the Rays host the Baltimore Orioles on opening day.

One St. Petersburg man isn’t just hoping the governor gets booed when he throws out that ceremonial first pitch — he’s trying to guarantee it.

Peter Schorsch runs a political blog in St. Pete and is now behind a campaign on Facebook called “Boo Rick Scott on Opening Day.”

“It’s not so much because of the policies that Rick Scott has put forth,” said Schorsch. “It’s the way he’s conducted himself in office. It’s been petulant, it’s been petty, it’s been small minded, he’s brushed off the media.”

Schorsch thinks this is the best way to get the governor’s attention.

“We’re not going to be able to do anything about Rick Scott until 2014 but maybe we can send a message to him and say hey listen, why don’t twice about the way that you’ve conducted yourself in office,” Schorsch said. Continue reading Anthony Miller’s story here.

10 News has a story here.


Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including,,, 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.