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Wednesday's Axios Tampa Bay stories

The rays are returning to Tropicana Field's outfield tank

The Rays Touch Tank at Tropicana Field in 2019. Photo: Julio Aguilar/Getty Images

Here's yet another sign that Tampa Bay is rounding the bases to a new beginning.

What's happening: The Ray Tank returns to Tropicana Field's outfield Wednesday, with the touch experience coming back on June 22.

Twitter's suspension of fired Florida data scientist marks a win for Gov. Ron DeSantis

Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Twitter suspended the account of Rebekah Jones earlier this week — a win for Gov. Ron DeSantis, the Washington Post reports.

What happened: Jones, a fired health department worker whom the state recognized as a whistleblower last month, had her account suspended for violating "spam and platform manipulation" rules.

Tampa announces Boom by the Bay will be back in 2021

A shot from Boom by the Bay 2019. Photo: @cityoftampa

Tampa Mayor Jane Castor announced the post-pandemic comeback of Boom by the Bay, the city's 4th of July celebrations, with a slightly awkward video that still had better acting than Visit St. Petersburg/Clearwater's Amazon Prime show.

What to expect: Tampa is upping its game with six firework displays along the downtown waterfront and a new boat parade and Blessing of the Fleet along the Riverwalk.

Artist Kayla Cox replaces St. Pete's piano under I-275

Photo: Selene San Felice/Axios

If you've ever walked under I-275 in St. Pete's Grand Central neighborhood, you've probably noticed a painted piano — but if you've walked there recently, you probably noticed the piano was smashed to bits.

What's happening: Acting on her own a-chord, artist Kayla Cox decided to replace and repaint a new piano in the same spot.

Tampa Bay leads Florida metros in attracting tech workers

Illustration: Eniola Odetunde/Axios

Tampa Bay landed at No. 6 in LinkedIn's list of the top 10 cities for tech employees, the Tampa Bay Business Journal reports.

By the numbers: Roughly 128 of every 10,000 LinkedIn users relocated to the area between May 2020 and April 2021. And it's the top region in Florida, beating Miami at No. 11 and Orlando at No. 12.