Life and politics from the Sunshine State's best city

Tag archive

Oakland A’s

Rays part of American League’s parade of “parity”

in Sports by

The late Pete Rozelle was known to strive for “parity” during his days as NFL Commissioner. Perhaps the first 26 games of the Buccaneers’ franchise, when they went 0-26, influenced his mindset. Rozelle and the NFL tweaked schedules to help more teams reach 8-8 and make it harder for teams to regularly go 14-2. While the elite teams mostly remained elite for a reason, the end result saw most teams in the playoff hunt as the seasons reached their final…

Keep Reading

Marlins sale still involves Who’s Who of Republican politics even without Jeb Bush

in Sports/Top Headlines by

The news began to break on Tuesday evening. Jeb Bush was reportedly no longer interested in purchasing the Miami Marlins, according to anonymous sources. Bush was yet another among the biggest names in Republican politics seeking to buy one of baseball’s worst performing teams. Others include President Trump’s family circle and a serious investor carrying the name of Romney. The Bush family has been involved with baseball for decades. George H.W. Bush was captain of the 1948 Yale baseball team…

Keep Reading

Mitch Perry Report for 5.29.15 –The Rays stadium situation in St. Pete seriously needs to change soon

in The Bay and the 'Burg/Top Headlines by

The St. Pete City Council huddled for over four hours yesterday to settle….absolutely nothing regarding the impasse with the Tampa Bay Rays and the stadium situation. For a blow-by-blow account, check out my colleague Janelle Irwin’s recount. While the Rays and the Council battle against each other, I’m going to take a look at one of the real culprits in this saga: baseball fans in the Tampa Bay area, or the lack of them. Depending on what happens tonight in Madison Square Garden,…

Keep Reading

Mitch Perry Report for 4.6.15 — Play ball (a little quicker, please)

in The Bay and the 'Burg/Top Headlines by

It was a big Easter weekend full of news. The top local story is penned by Caitlin Johnston in the Tampa Bay Times regarding the treatment and working conditions at the Tampa Fire Department. Sort of embarrassing that a majority of the city’s fire stations still lack designated women’s bathrooms and private changing areas. Rolling Stone magazine’s editors are being lambasted in some quarters on the Internet this morning for their response to that independent review on that University of…

Keep Reading

5 things I think I think about today’s St. Petersburg Times

in The Bay and the 'Burg by

I’m sure I am in the minority, but I’m just not a fan of the otherwise affable Ernest Hooper (I wince every time I read his closing sentence — “That’s all I am saying”).  His contention that “nothing good happens after 2 a.m.” as a criticism of the City of St. Petersburg’s recent decision to change “last call” to 3 a.m. is just silly.  Most of the great American cities have a “later last call” and a vibrant night life…

Keep Reading

5 things I think I think about today’s St. Petersburg Times

in The Bay and the 'Burg by

I’m sure I am in the minority, but I’m just not a fan of the otherwise affable Ernest Hooper (I wince every time I read his closing sentence — “That’s all I am saying”).  His contention that “nothing good happens after 2 a.m.” as a criticism of the City of St. Petersburg’s recent decision to change “last call” to 3 a.m. is just silly.  Most of the great American cities have a “later last call” and a vibrant night life…

Keep Reading

Show Buttons
Hide Buttons
Go to Top