The Rays will have to wait at least one more day to make it to the World Series. They fell to the Astros last night 4-3, so it’s on to game five. It’s an early start at 5 pm with the Rays leading the ALCS 3-1.
Tampa Mayor Jane Castor and Rays President Brian Auld were both surprised by a social media post making the rounds claiming the Rays will break ground on a new stadium in two years. The question about a new stadium came up during Mayor Castor’s Facebook live on Wednesday. The response from both was “news to me.”
Watch where you walk on Clearwater Beach. The purple flags are flying to warn beachgoers of dangerous marine life, which for now are large jellyfish. It’s the time of year that jellyfish spawn so there’s more around than usual. Just watch for that stinger, and remember, ever a dead jellyfish can still sting. Look for a lifeguard stand for help if you do get stung.
The Florida Gators will not be playing defending national champions LSU this weekend. The game is postponed after 21 players tested positive for COVID-19. Florida is pausing all team activities for now. Alabama football head coach Nick Saban is also out with a positive coronavirus diagnosis.
Wednesday’s COVID-19 number in Florida grew by another 2,883 cases bring the state total to 741,632. 15,595 Floridians have died after contracting the virus. For the latest information from the Florida Dashboard on COVID-19 numbers, check the Dove Coronavirus site and the Florida Dashboard that is updated daily at 11 am, weekends. The Florida Department of Health also has the COVID-19 Call Center open 24/7 at 1-866-779-6121. You can also reach them by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Email responses will be sent during call center hours.
First Lady Melania Trump revealed her son Barron has also tested positive for COVID-19. He’s said to he asymptomatic and did test negative on a recent test.
US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross was in St Pete Wednesday to launch the “Scaling Pandemic Resilience through Innovation and Technology" competition. SPRINT is a $25 million national competition funded by the CARES Act. The competition is looking for unique and innovative ways to overcome challenges we’ve all faced during the pandemic. It’s open to all public or private non-profit organizations, states, counties, cities and Indian tribes, as well as universities and colleges. The deadline is December 3, 2020. For more information on how to enter please check here.