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How a major league pitcher became a victim of a major hurricane

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When hurricanes strike Florida, sports fade on the priority list as they should. Hurricane Matthew has done significant damage, but fortunately our state avoided a catastrophe. A few sports events, such as LSU vs. Florida, were postponed, but other than that the lives of athletes or programs suffered no lasting damage. Matthew was thought to possess the threat for damage equal to that of Hurricane Andrew in 1992. In the end, whether in sports or real life, there is no…

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Mitch Perry Report for 9.23.15 — The best of Tampa Bay, mostly

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Welcome to the the autumn equinox, Yom Kippur, Pope Francis’ first full day in the United States, and……the unveiling of Creative Loafing’s annual Best-of-the-Bay issue. Tonight, the folks associated with the local alternative weekly will publish their BOTB issue, literally and figuratively the biggest paper that the company will produce this year. As some of you may know, I served as political editor of the paper for five years before making the move over to Florida Politics/SaintPetersBlog last November, right after last year’s midterm…

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