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Clearwater mayor may end up with Mohawk



CLEARWATER - Mayor Frank Hibbard has vowed to shave his head in a Mohawk hairstyle if the Tampa Bay Rays make the World Series.

How did this happen, you ask? Blame it on Jack Harris and the St. Petersburg Times.

Thursday morning, radio host Harris was doing his morning broadcast on WFLA-AM 970, talking about a Times story that described how Tampa and St. Petersburg are taking all kinds of measures to honor the Rays' first playoff appearance. Why isn't Clearwater doing anything? Harris teased.

Hibbard, a big Rays fan, called the show to defend his city's honor, saying it's planning a proclamation and a banner. They put Hibbard on the air. One thing led to another, thus the Mohawk pledge.

"I told Jack I'd do it if he would," Hibbard said. "Unfortunately, he said yes, he would do it."

Mike Brassfield, Times Staff Writer


[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 11:36am]


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