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Slater Bayliss: Cubs want to party like it’s 1908

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As Floridians, we have a very special connection to baseball through spring training, as Florida is now one of only two states to host spring training games. In fact, only a few years removed from their 1908 World Series title, the Chicago Cubs came to Tampa in 1913 for spring training. In doing so, they became the first team to hold spring training in Florida.  In a twist of irony that same year, the Cleveland Indians came to Jacksonville and…

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Super PAC emerges to support Matt Gaetz and Neal Dunn in Panhandle congressional races

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As far as Super PACs go, the one that is backing two Republicans in a pair of Panhandle congressional race has a nice enough name. It’s called “North Florida Neighbors.” How genteel. How stately. How very north Florida. North Florida Neighbors announced Friday that it is supporting conservative state Rep. Matt Gaetz in his bid for Florida’s 1st Congressional District, along with the previously announced support of conservative Panama City veteran, surgeon and businessman Neal Dunn in Florida’s Second Congressional District. Both congressional seats are open in 2016. Due to…

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TallyMadness upset alert: Jon Costello neck-and-neck with #1 seed Brian Ballard

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After two days of voting in 2015’s TallyMadness tournament, #16 seed Jon Costello is running better than even with Goliathan favorite Brian Ballard who is yet again one of four number one seeds this March. Costello so far has garnered 50.6 percent of the vote to Ballard’s 49.4 percent. Will Costello’s Harvey Dent-esque good looks carry him over the top and pull off the upset, or will the Ballard influence apparatus kick in to put down the uprising? Costello’s colleague at Rutledge…

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