Next year, World Series champions Tampa Bay Rays should open at Tropicana Field

Memo to Major League Baseball: The defending American League champions deserve to celebrate opening day in their home ballpark.

But that's okay. Next year when the Rays are the defending World Series champions, I'm sure they will open the season at Tropicana Field instead of on the road. Defending World Series Champions? Yeah, I said it. And I mean it. …

Memo to the thieves who made an 80-year-old St. Petersburg man strip down before locking him in a closet: They have a special place in hell for people who rob seniors. Seriously. …

Memo to Hillsborough County auditor Jim Barnes: Make sure your bosses love — and I mean love your work before you attend a conference in Las Vegas. …

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Seen on a bumper sticker: Honk If I'm Paying Your Mortgage.

Memo to Times executives: If you ever have to lay me off, please have the courtesy to tell me face-to-face instead of leaving a manila envelope on my doorstep. Former WTSP-Ch. 10 news anchor Marty Matthews explained that's how she learned she had been let go after 15 years at the station. No further commentary is necessary.

Memo to beer drinkers: Pepin Distributing wants folks to go out Tuesday and celebrate Repeal Day. Never heard of it? April 7, 1933, is the day the 21st Amendment went into effect, ending the prohibition on beer and wine sales. When President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the repeal, he said, "What America needs now is a drink."

I'll toast to that.

That's all I'm saying.

Next year, World Series champions Tampa Bay Rays should open at Tropicana Field 04/05/09 [Last modified: Sunday, April 5, 2009 10:50pm]

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