Monday, November 2, 2015

St. Pete City Council election is NOT all about baseball.

To make this election all about baseball does a serious disservice to all St. Petersburg residents.

St. Petersburg, FL
Opinion by: E. Eugene Webb, PhD
Coauthor of: So You Want to Blog
  
Regardless of what the Tampa Bay Tines is telling you, tomorrow's St. Pete City Council election is NOT all about baseball.

With an average attendance for the last few years of about 13,000, if the Tampa Bay Rays packed up and left the entire bay area tomorrow the economic impact would be minimal, and the public outcry would be barely a whimper.

Baseball never has and never will define St. Petersburg or Tampa Bay for that matter.

To make this election all about baseball does a serious disservice to all St. Petersburg residents.

Recommending Phillip Garrett over Steve Kornell and Lisa Wheeler-Brown over Will Newton simply so the Tampa Bay Times can fill up a sports section with ads is an affront to every St. Pete voters' intelligence.

Garrett has no grip on reality and Wheeler-Brown's background, lack of experience and campaign management skill, which resulted in two ethics complaints so far, should tell voters all they need to know.

Is baseball so important that you would sacrifice the integrity and capability of City Council? I hope not.

Baseball is still just a game, but running a City affects every citizen.

If you have not already voted be sure to go to your polling place on Tuesday November 3rd.

Every vote is critical.

Got a mail in ballot you forgot to complete and send in? Take it with you and go to your polling place they will help you vote.

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