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Aaron Judge hits 51st HR, but Yanks fall to Rays

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Aaron Judge hit his 51st home run to give the Yankees a quick lead, but New York missed a big chance to tighten the AL East race when Sonny Gray and the bullpen fell apart Thursday night in a 9-6 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays. The Yankees stayed three games behind division-leading Boston, which fell to Houston 12-2. Each team has three games left and both are assured playoff spots — if they wind up even, the Yankees would…

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Ken Griffey Jr. could set Hall of Fame vote record

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On Wednesday, the Baseball Hall of Fame is set to announce its newest members. One player is a lock while a few others are on the edge of admission. Ken Griffey Jr. will receive the phone call telling him he is officially a member of the ultra-exclusive club, but one question remains. How many will not vote for him? If anyone should be a unanimous selection, it should be the Windermere, Florida, resident. The statistics are mind-boggling. In 22 seasons…

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Today on Context Florida: Bush Christian speech, war on poor, Babe Ruth and Avenir 3.0

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Today on Context Florida: Jeb Bush gave a speech last week that Steven Kurlander says should have received more attention that it did in the 24-7 news cycle. Bush incorporated two important tenets in his message that can unite divergent voters to vote Republican in 2016: the preservation of basic religious freedom within the traditional conservative argument against big government. President Lyndon Johnson publicly declared “War on Poverty” in 1964. In 2011, Rick Scott took office as Florida governor and that…

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Support landmarking of Detroit Hotel

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The City Council will hold a public hearing on designation of the Historic Detroit Hotel as a local landmark this coming Thursday, February 4, 8:30 AM, at City Hall, 175 5th St. N. This blog previously shared with you that the City Community Preservation Commission unanimously recommended the Historic Detroit Hotel be designated a local landmark by a vote of 7-0. The designation also has the support of former Mayor Rick Baker. The final step will be approval by the…

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Westward Ho! from the Waterfront

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With summer heat in the offing, this Saturday offers you the last opportunity of the spring tour season to enjoy St. Petersburg Preservation’s acclaimed tour, “Westward Ho! from the Waterfront.” The tour will gather in front of the historic Detroit Hotel on the NW corner of Central Avenue and 2nd Street at 10AM. Come downtown early and stop at the Saturday Morning Market, located just a couple of blocks from the start of the tour. From the Detroit the tour…

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