The unique perspective and provocative opinions of Joe O’Neill
Ceremonial first pitches
for the Rays Monday playoff victory against Houston were tossed by U.S. Reps. Kathy Castor, D-Tampa, and Charlie Crist, D-St. Petersburg. Nice
regional touch, Rays.
Trop crowd for that Astros win, more
than 32,000, was the largest home crowd
in three years. No less noteworthy: It was all Rays–not an allegiance mix
skewed by local Red Sox and Yankee fans. It matters. Ask the
Sense 101: When you’re a university, especially one in Kansas, and you’re
putting together your annual basketball kickoff night, think twice about
inviting Snoop Dog as your headline
attraction. That’s what the University of Kansas did, and it didn’t go well,
unless you really, really have no problems with pole-dancing babes and MF-bombs
as a way of celebrating the arrival of another Jayhawk basketball season. Or
maybe this is also part of the new normal.