Winner: City of Tampa. Yay us! Tampa ranked No. 39 in the U.S. News list of the 50 best cities to live in America.
The website noted, “Tampa has a hip social scene and a thriving Hispanic community and is notable for Ybor City, once known as the Cigar Capital of the World.”
Loser: Tampa Bay Rays. Gov. Ron DeSantis vetoed $35 million for a youth sports complex in Pasco County that also could have served as a new spring training home. Then, they received unwanted headlines after five players opted out of wearing special caps on Gay Pride Night.
– Joe Henderson, Extensive Enterprises