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Let’s remember the heroes, the Tampa Bay Rays | Letters
Here’s what readers are saying in Friday’s letters to the editor.
Tampa Bay Rays shortstop Willy Adames (1) walks from the plate after striking out for the final out as Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Austin Barnes (15) celebrates the Dodgers 3-1 World Series win in Game 6 Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020 in Arlington.
Tampa Bay Rays shortstop Willy Adames (1) walks from the plate after striking out for the final out as Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Austin Barnes (15) celebrates the Dodgers 3-1 World Series win in Game 6 Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020 in Arlington. [ DIRK SHADD | Times ]
Published Oct. 30, 2020

Rays helped us dream big | Editorial, Oct. 29

They’re heroes, too

Regardless of what happened Tuesday night, the Tampa Bay Rays are still heroes. They not only brought back the American League Championship trophy, but they brought excitement and happiness during a time when we are bombarded with coronavirus and politics. They gave the Tampa Bay area another reason to be excited. They didn’t win the World Series, but they still deserve to be recognized as heroes. They deserve a boat parade for all that they have brought to the Bay area. Go Tampa Bay Lightning! Go Rays, and go Tampa Bay Buccaneers!

Linda Kevdar, Clearwater

Rival political yard signs belie friendly relations | Oct. 28

Cooler heads may prevail

Thank you for your two surprisingly light-hearted stories this week about rival political signs. I noticed some months back that the main streets leading into my neighborhood were leaning quite distinctly towards one particular candidate. For the first time ever, I put a modestly small sign in my flower bed of the opposing candidate, which actually arrived from Amazon damaged, with two large “X” marks over the candidate’s name. Despite this, and my husband’s concern that passing cars and neighbors were slowing down to look closer at the sign, and, thereby, at “us,” the sign remains with no further damage or negativity from my neighbors. Interestingly, our small sign remains the only one of either political party on my small block. While the outcome of Tuesday’s election is certain to be contentious regardless of the eventual declared winner, it’s refreshing to see that perhaps in our smaller communities, cooler heads and good neighbors will ultimately prevail.

Jules Stewart, Dunedin

Rival political yard signs belie friendly relations | Oct. 28

The not so neighborly side

That was a nice article about neighbors with battling campaign signs. Will the Tampa Bay Times be writing about those of us who’ve found bags of dog poop by our Joe Biden signs, who’ve had their “Hate has no home here” signs stolen and who’ve been called pedophiles because we wave Biden signs? The worst might be the ugly language used around children. It’s really good to have uplifting stories, but I think the non-neighborly side needs to be covered as well.

Elizabeth Corwin, Tampa

‘A Whole Different Country’ | Oct. 28

What about socialism?

Your recent story about an interracial couple was an interesting journey, full of love and situations pulling on the heartstrings. I’m rooting for David and Jessica’s life to be filled with love and positive experiences and know that their daughter Liliana will thrive from the support and love from both sides of the family.

But the writer totally missed — or chose to ignore — the opportunity to explore grandfather Frank’s support of President Donald Trump from the perspective of his wife, who is a Cuban American. Many people object to Trump for numerous reasons but are focused on keeping our country from becoming a socialist nation.

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Dianna Ponce de Leon, New Port Richey

Homegrown oysters | Oct. 28

No on raw oysters

That was a very nice article about the local oyster farmer. Health officials have warned us for decades not to eat raw oysters, and I have taken that advice to heart. I wish this young man well, but he will not change my opinion.

PJ Jaccoi, Sun City Center

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