How was your weekend? Filled with beer and cupcakes, no doubt. No carbs for you this week, because life in 2016 demands that you punish yourself for enjoying things, apparently.
FRI, AUG. 19:
St. Pete's "Baseball Forever" campaign to keep the Rays in town encouraged every fan to come out to the Trop, but Friday's game was still much less than half-full. The campaign says it prompted the sale of an additional 2,000 tickets to the game, which would be great if the Rays were playing Jannus Live.
A fire at a Tampa mosque, originally suspected to be an electrical accident, has been ruled arson. "How do you do that so easily?" asked Love. "It's simple, really," said Fear. "What you give them takes effort. What I give them just takes an excuse."
SAT, AUG. 20:
A man arrested by Manatee deputies for fleeing the scene of an accident disappeared from the back of a squad car. It's fun to think he was from the future, and had been beamed back to his own time after averting some cataclysmic catastrophe, but, you know, they probably just didn't shut the door all the way.
And finally, The 6th Annual Great St. Petersburg Cupcake Contest went down at the 'Burg's Morean Center for Clay. A specialty category for gluten-free and vegan options was added to the competition this year, after some called last year's bake-off "too fun."