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The Camden Effect: At 25, ballpark’s legacy is large in MLB

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A quarter-century later, Larry Lucchino can be self-deprecating about a vision that ushered in a new era of ballpark construction. “I tell everyone I’ve had one good, original idea in my 38 years in baseball,” said Lucchino, whose career as an executive has included stints with Baltimore, San Diego and Boston. “It was to build a traditional, old-fashioned ballpark with modern amenities, intimacy and irregularity.” It sounds so simple the way Lucchino describes it, and he insists the Orioles weren’t…

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Meet Zane Beard, one of the ’30 under 30′ rising stars of Florida politics

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The son of Seminole County Supervisor of Elections Michael Ertel, Zane Beard is one of the youngest members of the 30 under 30 club at 21. He worked on his father’s successful re-election in 2012 and will do so in 2016. Working with his father, he says, has taught him “exactly what it means to be a man who can be involved in politics, yet find good in every person you encounter.” Since March of 2014, Beard has been employed…

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Mitch Perry Report for 5.1.15 — On the so-called Fight of The Century

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If you were growing weary of reading Jameis Winston vs. Marcus Mariota everyday in your local sports pages for the past four months, Buc fans, congrats. Now you’ll just be reading about Winston everyday up until the season begins. Let’s just hope for all concerned it’s only in the sports pages. Last night the NFL draft’s opening round kicked off in what is considered to be the biggest non-football sports weekend in America this year. In addition to the NBA and NHL…

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