Sunday, March 27, 2011

Letter to the Editor: A gem from H.L.Culbreath

Tampa Tribune (Florida)

March 23, 2011 Wednesday

To the Editor:

In a recent Steve Otto column ("A civil campaign heads south," March 14), he commented that Phil McNiff was about to retire from the New York Yankees after 20-plus years. Just after Phil retired from the FBI and took a job with George Steinbrenner, H.L. Culbreath and I were on a plane to Tallahassee when we spotted Phil and waved to him. As we were leaving the plane, H.L. jokingly commented, "That will be the best-paying, shortest-lived job Phil will ever have." H.L. Culbreath was right about most things at TECO and the broader Tampa community, but he surely got that one wrong. And I'm glad he did.

Congratulations to Phil, one of Tampa's really good guys.

Dave Campbell

No comments: