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Baseball Santa has been benched in St. Pete

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For almost two decades, the holiday light fest at Straub Park celebrated baseball as well as the season with a display showing Santa Claus playing baseball. But last year, baseball Santa was sent to the dugout. And he’s not back this year. It appears that, at least for the future, Santa has been benched. City officials say baseball Santa’s disappearance has no hidden message about the future of the Rays in St. Pete. “Oh, no, no, for heaven’s sake, it’s…

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What happened to St. Pete’s Baseball Santa?

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The holiday display in downtown St. Petersburg is coming down as festivities for the New Year begin. But there’s one display that was already missing from years in the past: Baseball Santa. Residents who flock to downtown to catch a glimpse of the spectacular light display featuring icicles dangling from trees and several large light-up figures may have noticed the Santa shown pitching a ball to an awaiting elf with a bat is no longer there. According to the city,…

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