Make us your home page

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

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 8:37pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

  1. For starters: Rays at Rangers, with Erasmo on the mound again


    Coming off Sunday's 6 1/2-hour, 15-inning marathon win over the Twins, the Rays will have the pitcher who finished that game, Erasmo Ramirez, start tonight's game in Texas, first pitch 8:05 Tampa Bay time.

    Ramirez threw only 12 pitches on Sunday so the Rays decided to let him make his planned start tonight, …

  2. Curlew Hills Memory Gardens honors Memorial Day (w/video)


       Curlew Hills Memory Gardens honored those that served during their 31st annual Memorial Day Service on Monday (5/23/17) in Palm Harbor. The event featured guest speakers, live choral performances by the Palm Harbor United Methodist Church choir and live music by Bones South, an area trombone ensemble with …

    Eight-year-old Piper St. Jean, of Tampa, uses a brush to clean the grave of her grandfather, Henry St. Jean, who served with the United States Air Force during the Korean and Vietnam wars. at Curlew Hills Memory Gardens on Monday moments after the conclusion of their 31st annual Memorial Day Service on Monday (5/23/17) in Palm Harbor.
  3. Authorities release name of Tampa woman killed in Temple Terrace apartment fire


    TEMPLE TERRACE — Authorities have released the name of a woman who died in a fire that destroyed a dozen units in an apartment complex here Sunday.

    Firefighters battle an early-morning fire Sunday that claimed the life of 28-year-old Tenecia Renee Brannon and left about 30 others homeless. [Temple Terrace Fire Department]
  4. New Port Richey restaurant worker shoots attacker


    NEW PORT RICHEY — A restaurant kitchen worker shot and injured a man who entered the business and began beating him Saturday, according to New Port Richey Police.

    Vince Angelety, 29, of New Port Richey faces a charge of burglary with simple battery. He remained in the Land O'Lakes Detention Center on Monday, held without bail. [Photo courtesy of the Pasco County Sheriff's Office]
  5. Romano: Florida loves its troopers, right up until payday


    Holy smoke, did you see the starting salary figures for Florida Highway Patrol officers outlined in a recent Tampa Bay Times story?

    Florida Highway Patrol troopers secure the scene after a fatal accident in Orange County earlier this year. [Red Huber | Orlando Sentinel via AP]