With fabric that stretches and moves with you, the Sundays Hawaii Short Sleeve Shirt combines all day comfort and a custom aloha print. Billabong’s mechanical stretch fabric features a minimark print on this short sleeve woven top. A chest pocket and button down collar up the class.
Apparently today, August 10th, is National Baseball Card Day. Topps kicked off the "holiday" yesterday in Brooklyn with free cards, trivia, and other giveaways, and I found myself right in the middle of it. I was actually on the train heading home when I came across Topps' post on Twitter saying they were in Old Fulton Plaza--not far from where I was. So I decided to take a detour and check out the Topps truck in person. There were a handful of Topps employees hanging around handing out baseball cards and encouraging folks to enter their raffle: correctly guess how many cards are plastered on the truck and win a prize. I guessed 2020, which is probably too high, but they still haven't officially announced the winner. Any guesses as to how many cards on on this truck? I dropped by with the hopes of grabbing some free cards and maybe winning one of their giveaways.
They weren't doing any giveaways or trivia when I got there, but I did snag two of the packs they were handing out. Each pack had four cards from Series 1, and they were some of the most uneventful packs I've ever opened. Jedd Gyorko was the biggest name I pulled, and he doesn't even play with the team he's pictured with anymore. It seems like the cards showing on the tops of these packs were pretty representiative of what was inside. Oh well. Free cards are free cards. And I can't complain about views like this either. Too bad I didn't have cash, or I would have picked up an ice cream cone, too. Those two packs weren't enough to get me through the day, so I followed this trip up with a trip into Target and picked up a pair of Stadium club packs. Couldn’t resist picking up some more @Topps at Target after dropping by the truck. My first Stadium Club of the year. They were the first Stadium Club packs on 2019 for me, and I managed a pair of Dodgers among the 10 cards. That Duke will fit nicely into my growing Dodgers Legends binder.
PETERSBURG — The Rays have played in Tropicana Field for more than 20 years — and have spent half that time trying to escape it. The Trop is baseball’s last dome, an outdated, obsolete dinosaur with too many catwalks and not enough fans. But beneath that fossil of a ballpark sits 86 acres of urban gold. It is a bona fide gem of a development opportunity that could transform downtown — akin to the Water Street Tampa project backed by Tampa Bay Lightning owner Jeff Vinik. Yet as the Rays and the city squabble over the team’s future home, that valuable real estate could get caught in the middle. PREVIOUS COVERAGE: Three mayors. One owner. No deal. St. Pete’s futile history with the Rays. The contract that binds the team to the Trop until 2027 also gives it a say in what is developed on the property. The Rays’ uncertain future led the city to draw up two different plans for the massive mixed-use project: one with a new ballpark, one without.
Mayor Rick Kriseman doesn’t want to wait to find out what the team will do. He wants to forge ahead and start developing the city-owned Trop site now. “It’s something that I talked about when I ran,” he said, “and it was something I wanted to accomplish that I think the community wanted me to accomplish. “I don’t think you can wait. But is it prudent to launch such a sizable, high-stakes project with the biggest piece of the puzzle missing? And could the Rays stymie the city’s plans? The Trop sits atop a graveyard of promises. The then-Florida Suncoast Dome rose in the late 1980s from the rubble of a black neighborhood bulldozed to make way for St. Petersburg’s big-league dreams. The hope was that Major League Baseball would spur new growth. The key to that growth was supposed to be the development rights. Before the expansion Tampa Bay Devil Rays played their first game in 1998, the team signed a 30-year contract with the city to play in the dome. One section of the contract dealt with the development rights, the money the city could charge a developer for the right to build on public land.
PREVIOUS COVERAGE: Which do the Rays want: a split season or a new ballpark? All profits from the development of the parcel were to be split evenly between the city and the team. The goal was to encourage both parties to jointly build out the property. That didn’t happen under original owner Vince Naimoli, who sold the team in 2004. It hasn’t happened under current owner Stu Sternberg, who has sought to build a new stadium everywhere but on Trop land. He pitched building a new ballpark at the Al Lang Stadium site in 2008. Last year the team explored building in Ybor City. Now Sternberg wants to split the home schedule with Montreal. The Rays declined to comment on the Trop redevelopment. Former city attorney John Wolfe, who crafted the original Trop lease, says the development rights didn’t work as intended. While downtown has grown and new construction has reached the edge of the Trop, the stadium site remains barren.
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