ST. PETERSBURG — A sold-out Tropicana Field, all spruced up with new turf, swanky concourses and bunting on the railings, hosted another baseball Opening Day on Thursday. And what an Opening Day it was as the local guy – Tampa's Denard Span – returned home and sparked a thrilling come-from-behind 6-4 victory against the Red Sox.Hope you enjoyed it because there probably aren't many Opening Days left at the Trop."Four or five … at least,'' Rays owner Stuart Sternberg said.Then where?"Either here or somewhere in Tampa Bay,'' Sternberg said.Hey, at least he didn't say Montreal or Nashville.Sorry to interrupt this feel-good start to the 2018 season, but questions still remain about the long-term future of the Rays in Tampa Bay. They've needed a new stadium for about 20 years now. And while we'd like to think that all kinds of progress has been made, it still feels like we don't know a darn thing.Like when a new stadium would open. Like who is going to pay for it. … [Read more...] about Happy Opening Day, Rays. Now about that stadium.
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If a city ever needed to immerse itself in the renewal and possibility that accompanies the springtime arrival of baseball's opening day, it is Baltimore in 2018. There is no denying that we are a community under a cloud, and it is something that is about far more than just changing the narrative. There is a disquieting feeling that we are not safe on our own streets. It is a perception not only driven by the media's continued reporting of the bad, but one that also evidences itself in subtle realities — from an office building adding its own security force to protect its tenants, to finding a favorite eating establishment no longer drawing patrons from the counties, to the once teaming and now empty stretches of the harbor promenade. And it is something that we must confront together or it will continue to diminish us.There was once a place where this town routinely came together, joined by a shared passion for the Baltimore Orioles and appreciation for the opportunity to … [Read more...] about Baseball opening day is a time of renewal and hope. Baltimore could really use that right now.
SIREN: The House GOP budget, due out next week, will “extract roughly $1 trillion over 10 years in savings from Medicaid,” POLITICO’s Jonathan Allen scoops in “The Huddle.” BREAKING – “Microsoft vs. Google: It's war,” by Tony Romm and Mike Zapler: “Microsoft asked European regulators [this morning] to go after Google on antitrust grounds, accusing the search giant of trying to ‘entrench its dominance’ on the Web. … In an early-morning blog post Thursday, Microsoft executive Brad Smith said the company’s European Commission filing accuses Google of having ‘engaged in a broadening pattern of walling off access to content and data that competitors need to provide search results to consumers and to attract advertisers.’” http://bit.ly/eFYQON Story Continued Below FIRST LOOK: Jeffrey Immelt – GE chairman and CEO, and chairman of the President’s Council on Jobs and … [Read more...] about Reid wants entitlement roadmap later this Congress — Jim Steinberg leaves State — It’s Major League Baseball Opening Day — Jonathan Karl, Richard Engel honored at radio-TV dinner
Budweiser sells a lot of beer during baseball season, and this week the company started a campaign with Hall of Fame shortstop Ozzie Smith to have Major League Baseball's Opening Day designated as an official national holiday. The idea produced an online petition that's going to the Obama White House. Author of the popular "Don't Know Much About" history books, historian Kenneth C. Davis joined the "CBS This Morning: Saturday" co-hosts to discuss how a baseball day off might stack up against other major holidays. He said the significance of federal holidays is that they are expensive and they shut the government down. "Usually businesses also shut down, the markets and banks for instance," he said. "So it does have a cost to the economy. But that doesn't stop us from thinking about it might be a good day to take all the kids out to the ballpark so they don't have to play hooky." According to Major League Baseball, more than 22 million people over the age of 21 have admitted to … [Read more...] about Should baseball’s Opening Day become a national holiday?