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Rays third baseman Evan Longoria during spring training. Credit: Patch
Rabbi Jason Rosenberg August 8, 2013 at 08:55 am
Well, of COURSE a move across the bay would be better for the Rays. No one debates that. There areRead More two questions, though: 1) Why would St. Pete's let them out of their lease at the Trop? The organization signed a lease, and now they want out of it. But, the city is under no obligation to comply. If they stand to lose the money from the deal, what's their incentive to let them go? 2) What would it mean for Hillsborough/Tampa to "lure" them across the Bay? No doubt that means public funding for a new stadium, tax breaks and such. I don't understand why cities are willing to heavily subsidize billionaires in their profitable businesses. I REALLY don't understand why taxpayers are supportive of the idea. Personally, I'd love to see the Rays play on this side of the Bay, but I don't want to see my taxes go towards making that happen. [By the way, if you're going to say that it's good for the economy -- every serious, independent study shows that publicly funded sports venues don't bring in much more money; they just shift it around. And, if you're going to say that, if we don't do this, we'll lose the Rays to another city, then name that city. There aren't many/any feasible location sites in this country.]
Marti Ambriole Woznicki August 15, 2013 at 07:41 am
We'd love to have the Rays on this side of the Bay, traffic over the bride is always a nightmareRead More after the game
Chuck R February 17, 2013 at 11:50 am
Your child can start playing tackle football at age 5, but most play flag first. When these veryRead More young kids run into each other, it's not much of an impact to be honest. I'm not saying they never give each other a good hit because it happens occasionally. I never thought of it as dangerous, though. One important note; if the helmet is making the hit, the kid is doing it wrong, and the coach will say so. A high impact helmet to helmet hit is dangerous. I watched my oldest nephew play football from age 7 into high school. He had a concussion which resulted from an under inflated helmet used during a hard hit in practice. He also had a huge helmet-to-helmet hit during a game. The risk is real, but the benefits are many; confidence, competition, brotherhood, team play, and physical fitness, to name a few.
Donald H June 4, 2013 at 11:24 am
Being in automobile accidents causes more deaths, so do motor-scooters/motor-cycles, skateboards,Read More etc....all kill more kids than football.....! Kids cannot be wrapped & stored away to keep them safe. They must learn to cope with and to withstand adversity.
Palmetto Joe June 4, 2013 at 12:57 pm
This is another diabolical Plan by the "hipsters" to demoralize our males and make themRead More into GLBTranngender's ..say NO to "Hipster" agendas!
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