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Don't rain on Rays fans' parade

ESPN's continuing focus on the Rays' attendance fuels a belief among those outside Tampa Bay that the team needs to move.

Even though the Rays expect to draw 1.9 million fans, the talk from the outside could convince elected officials that relocation is inevitable. It also could heighten pressure to build a new stadium here — even though I'm not sure the Rays have another city trying to truly woo them.

Summation: whatever.

I'm going to enjoy the playoffs as a fan and attend at least one postseason game. Try as they may, I'm not going to let anyone with the team or the media rain on this parade.

We're in the playoffs, and you can't take that away. Hate on haters. …

I would make a mental note now that Kenneth City has red-light cameras, but I was already afraid to drive over the speed limit there. …

Seen on a bumper sticker: Act Justly, Love Tenderly, Walk Humbly. …

YES! of America United and executive director Becki Forsell, one of the nicest people in Tampa, stage the third annual Families Abilities Information Rally Saturday at 10 a.m. at All People's Life Center, 6105 E Sligh Ave.

The event offers family fun while helping people understand those with disabilities "just need accommodations." …

Actor Michael Clarke Duncan is scheduled to appear at the Florida premiere of Black, White and Blues on Friday at 6:30 p.m. at the David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts in Tampa. Duncan is one of the stars in the movie, a collaboration between local and national producers, and the debut benefits four charities.

It sounds like a winner, but I'll be at Plant High focusing on the game between the Panthers and Armwood.

Go, Hawks.

That's all I'm saying.

Don't rain on Rays fans' parade 09/29/10 [Last modified: Wednesday, September 29, 2010 9:37pm]

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