Don’t split the season
Good to see conversations heat up about Rays stadium | Editorial, Oct. 10
In what universe does it make sense to build an open air stadium in Florida for a Tampa Bay Rays team that would be spending only half its time here? So when the pennant race is heating up, we get to watch on TV? What do you even call a team that plays in two different countries? The notion that half a loaf is better than no loaf is half baked.
Rich Lynch, North Redington Beach
This makes America great?
Dear Mike Pence | Robinson and Pitts columns, Oct. 11
Both Eugene Robinson (”How dumb can a nation get and still survive?”) and Leonard Pitts Jr. (”Dear Mike Pence”) write about the same problem — a lack of critical thinking on the far right. On one of the very cable news networks that helped promote the Big Lie, and encouraged the anti-constitutionalist anarchists’ attempt to prevent the peaceful transfer of presidential power, the former vice president of the United States, whose own life was threatened that day, now dismissively refers to Jan. 6, 2021, as, “a day in January” and denies the seriousness of the attempted insurrection at our Capitol. How does any of this denial of decency and truth make America great?
Brian Walkowiak, St. Petersburg
Florida has some explaining to do about its recent COVID record | Editorial, Oct. 3
We can thank Gov. Ron DeSantis and his policies for Florida surpassing New York in COVID deaths. Of course, we still don’t know the exact number of deaths because the governor refuses to release the number of non-resident deaths in Florida as if these deaths don’t count because these victims only lived here half the year. New York had a large head start in deaths, but Florida finally caught up. Why? Because we are free not to wear masks and not be vaccinated.
Eugene McDonald, Tampa
Test all drivers
Test older drivers | Letter, Oct. 10
I do agree with this letter writer with respect to some problems of elderly drivers. However, one must also take into account the number of accidents for drivers between the ages of 16 and 25. Perhaps, more stringent testing should be put in force when applying for one’s driver’s license.
Peter Castelli, Tampa