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Saturday, October 27, 2012

Commissioner Bud Selig supports Rays’ push for new stadium - Tampa Bay Times

Another attempt to fleece taxpayers in Florida.

Speaking before Game 2 of the World Series, Selig said he planned to talk soon with principal owner Stuart Sternberg for an update on the stadium situation. St. Petersburg officials are expected to respond today to the team’s request to amend its lease to allow talks with Pinellas and Hillsborough entities.

Selig has said he will defer to Sternberg on a course of action. When asked if Major League Baseball will continue to be patient with the slow pace of progress or if a clock is ticking, Selig said: “Well, that’s a judgment call (Sternberg) and I will make at some point.”

As for the tactics of St. Petersburg Mayor Bill Foster? “Usually I have sarcastic and nasty moments every 10 minutes, but the answer to that is I’ll let Mr. Sternberg handle that,” Selig said. “I think … he has made his feelings known, and I share those 100 percent, absolutely.”

Jim Furtado Posted: October 27, 2012 at 07:14 AM | 5 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: attendance, economics, rays

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   1. Belfry Bob Posted: October 27, 2012 at 07:50 AM (#4284804)
This is a great idea. After the way the several thousand of the Marlins' fans responded to their new home, it's clear that after years of lukewarm support, a new home is all a Florida-based baseball club needs to get things cooking. So cough up those bucks, taxpayers!
   2. Bob Tufts Posted: October 27, 2012 at 10:29 AM (#4284852)
The local voters shouls try to get a ballot initiative through that seize the team by eminent domain before the government seizes property for the team through eminent domain.

   3. You Know Nothing JT Snow (YR) Posted: October 27, 2012 at 11:12 AM (#4284865)
Well a new stadium will help the Rays offset their revenue stealing contributions.
   4. Pat Rapper's Delight (as quoted on MLB Network) Posted: October 27, 2012 at 11:34 AM (#4284879)
Like the A's, the Rays need a new stadium to be competitive.
   5. You're a clown, RMc! I'm tired of it! Posted: October 27, 2012 at 11:39 AM (#4284881)
Commissioner Bud Selig supports Rays’ push for new stadium

...in New Jersey.

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