Sh*t Happened 3/28/18: Hernando passes stricter pet laws, Rays home opener sold out (again)

Tuesday's sausage, ground fine.

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Good morning! Yeah, it's still pretty much the same.

A lot of 18-year-olds make mistakes. But not many of them assault and point an air gun at a 72-year-old woman and her 50-year-old daughter during a Clearwater road rage incident. That's a special kind of mistake. The bad special.

If one can't keep oneself from making the bad special kind of mistakes, it's often society's role to mete out appropriate corrective action. Take, for instance, Hernando County, which just passed new, stricter laws with harsher penalties for irresponsible pet owners. This new ordinance will surely seem like overreach to residents who don't think they should be held responsible if their dog, say, mauls another dog or person. If you own a dog and don't think you should be held responsible if your dog mauls another dog or person, please consider exiting society at your earliest possible convenience, or at the very least doing a web search for terms like "sever vas deferens" or "tubal ligation."

And finally, the Tampa Bay Rays' home opener against the Boston Red Sox tomorrow is sold out. If this seems like a sign of... something in the face of consistently inconsistent attendance and the team's, er, uncertain future at the Trop, please be apprised that the Rays have sold out 13 Opening Days straight, and that this is not news.