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Goodbye, Rays, been good to know you | Letters
Here’s what readers are saying in Thursday’s letters to the editor.
Tampa Bay Rays left fielder Randy Arozarena, the American League rookie of the year, steals home during the first Rays playoff game this year.
Tampa Bay Rays left fielder Randy Arozarena, the American League rookie of the year, steals home during the first Rays playoff game this year. [ DIRK SHADD | Times ]
Published Nov. 18
Updated Nov. 18

No way, Rays

The Rays’ flirtation with Montreal could become a true romance this week | Column, Nov. 17

A 100-win season, a rookie of the year and a manager of the year, and here we are begging our baseball team to stay. Let them go! My wife and I went to half a dozen regular season games and the first playoff game. We love the Trop and would hate to see them go, but I would never support a team that wants us to buy tickets and support them only to have them play (half of) their post-season in another country. It’s all or nothing. Thanks for the memories.

Rich Lynch, North Redington Beach

Don’t light the fire

‘War on books’ | Nov. 17

School board members in Virginia a calling for the burning of the types of books that Houston wants to censor. Well, the German poet Heinrich Heine once observed that, “Where they burn books, they will end up burning people.”

Carlos DeCisneros, Tampa

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A civilized society

After day of deliberating, jury still out at Rittenhouse trial | Nov. 17

While awaiting the verdict of the Kyle Rittenhouse trial, the necessity for Kenosha, Wisc., to be on standby with the National Guard is a sad reality. We are supposed to be living in a civilized society. And as human beings, we should respect the accused’s right to due process under the law. Just because we don’t like the outcome of a trial does not give us the green light to loot and burn cities. Such barbarism is a disgrace to our nation. Nevertheless, we cannot allow anarchists to threaten and diminish our laws.

JoAnn Lee Frank, Clearwater

Learn from kids

How young is too young to teach white kids about race? | Column, Nov. 15

Have you ever watched little children playing together? They just want to play with anyone who will join in with them. Children do not see color; they see a potential friend to laugh and interact with. Maybe the world should adopt the attitude of small children, let anyone join in the activity and just laugh and enjoy the play. Children adopt what they learn and hear at home. Their opinions and attitudes are formed by observing the adults they live with. Maybe adults should adopt the ways of children.

Carol Hess, Hudson