He writes, on the Rays issue:
(T)he difference between the Times' opinion and mine is crystal clear. I have and will continue to put the St. Petersburg and Pinellas taxpayers, who have invested hundreds of millions of dollars, first. The Times and I do agree on one thing — the Rays should open their books for city review. Until then, it is clear that the entire Tampa Bay area must support the team in its current home if a future anywhere in the region is to be contemplated.