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Kevin Kiermaier #39 of the Tampa Bay Rays reacts after hitting a game winning triple to defeat the Toronto Blue Jays 6-5 in the 10th inning at Tropicana Field on July 26, 2020 in St Petersburg, Florida.

The City of St. Petersburg is looking for a developer. Who/what company will the city select to redevelop Tropicana Field.

Four bids were submitted to the city and a decision will be made in January as to which proposal will be selected. The Tampa Bay Rays partnered with Hines, which is a real estate and investment firm, and they are in the mix. If the name “Hines” sounds familiar to you, it’s because they were the same firm that partnered with the Rays in 2008 when they wanted to build an open-air ballpark at Al Lang Stadium.

The Rays/Hines plan proposes a new ballpark and in excess of 5,00 multi-family units, 300,000 square feet for retail space, 700 hotel rooms, 600 senior living units, and a large entertainment venue.

Rays President Matt Silverman explained, β€œFor decades, Hines has demonstrated the knowledge, expertise, and reliability to deliver complex projects of this size and magnitude. Hines has been acquainted with this site for 15 years, and we know that Hines will be here 15 years from now, fulfilling its promises and vision for the Historic Gas Plant District.”

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Why The Fall Time Change Makes Roxanne So Happy

This is my favorite time of the year. Sure, the holidays are fun, and it’s nice to feel cooler weather, but what really makes me so happy is being able to change the clocks.

If they pass this Sunshine Act, I’m going to be so angry. I feel like the politicians did NOTHING to figure out what is actually good for your body and good for you sleep cycles when they came up with this bill. Americans STRUGGLE when it comes to getting enough rest and shoving us into year-round Daylight-Saving Time would only make things worse.

But all seriousness aside, I shall share with you five reasons I love to fall back.

  • 1. My kids will go to bed earlier.

    Try putting a kid to bed when the sun is still out. It’s impossible. An earlier sunset means you can get your kids all cozy and in bed sooner, and you can have an extra hour to yourself to prepare for the day ahead.

  • 2. It's safer for kids when they are walking to school or the bus stop.

    We were off from the show today, and I had a chance to walk my daughter to school. The sun was not even out yet. This makes it dangerous for kids because drives can’t see them as they are rushing off to work. The sun didn’t rise today until 7:45 A.M. Next week it will rise around 6:45, and it will be easier to get the kids out of bed in the morning.

  • 3. Standard time is better for our bodies.

    You can read here to find out just how bad it is for our bodies when we switch the clocks in March. But in essence, the further off kilter you are from rising and going to bed WITH the sun, the worse it is for your sleep cycles and health, in general.

  • 4. You can start doing "dark time" activities at 5:30.

    People get excited about “Daylight Saving” because you can stay out later doing daytime activities. But what about things that are more fun at night?…Like looking at Christmas lights or going to parties. You can kick those off even earlier because it will be dark!

  • 5. And of course, we GAIN an hour.

    Who in their right mind wants to lose an hour? That’s NEVER fun. I will enjoy all 3,600 extra seconds!