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Citizens for Sox hold a pep rally listen

06/17/08 Virginia Hoffman
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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A group calling themselves called the Citizens for Sox has formed in Sarasota. They hosted a public forum and pep rally last week to energize support for bringing the Boston Red Sox to their community.

Citizens for Sox organizers packed the room Thursday night to launch a grassroots effort comparable to a political campaign. The goal of this effort is to convince the Boston Red Sox to locate the team's spring training in Sarasota. The team has trained in Fort Meyers and played home spring...

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Rays, City Council discuss stadium proposal listen

03/19/08 Jamie Kidder
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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The Greater Pinellas Point Civic Association held a meeting last night in St. Petersburg to discuss the Tampa Bay Rays stadium proposal. Citizens were invited to ask questions of a panel made up of people who are both supportive and opposed to the proposed stadium.

The panel consisted of Michael Kalt, senior vice president of Development and Business affairs for the Tampa Bay Rays; Jamie Bennett of the St. Petersburg City Council; Rick Musset of the City administration; Kenny Locke, who r...

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Baseball report: Steroid-use widespread listen

12/13/07 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Major League Baseball is taking another blow with the release of a report by former U.S. Sen. George Mitchell on performance enhancing drugs in baseball.

But the report acknowledges that it is not definitive.

A former prosecutor and senator from Maine, Mitchell was appointed by Commissioner Bud Selig to conduct the investigation in March 2006, shortly after the release of the book, Game of Shadows, which documented the use of steroids by the game’s biggest star, Barry Bonds, who is ...

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