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Thursday, November 29, 2012

Nationals Consider Moving Spring Training Home

One option being considered by Lee County officials is to charge the Nationals $1 annual rent for the City of Palms Park facility until the county’s tourist tax fund replenishes enough to make major renovations. That would save the Nationals about $5 million in rent over 10 years, according to commissioner Frank Mann, while putting them close to teams such as the Red Sox and Twins, with the Tampa Bay Rays’ and Pittsburgh Pirates’ complexes less than an hour away.

Shorter Spring Training road trips mean more time betting $100 bucks you slice into the woods.

boteman Posted: November 29, 2012 at 07:36 AM | 7 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. OsunaSakata Posted: November 29, 2012 at 11:05 AM (#4312319)
I know they're trying real hard to lure the Nats to Fort Myers. I was sitting in the Sanford Autotrain station when one of the city councilmen walked up to me and asked if I had any influence with the Nats, just because I was wearing a Curly W cap. He gave me his card. Unless he recognized me as a BBTF poster.
   2. Jose Is The Most Absurd Thing on the Site Posted: November 29, 2012 at 11:11 AM (#4312329)
I would love if the Nats came to Ft. Myers, it would be fun to see them every year. City of Palms itself isn't a bad park from a fan's viewpoint. The problem is the minor league complex is about 3-4 miles down a pretty unsavory road and not exactly the best facility on the planet.
   3. Kurt Posted: November 29, 2012 at 11:57 AM (#4312397)
I would love if the Nats came to Ft. Myers, it would be fun to see them every year.

I'd love it too; my parents have a place in Bonita Springs. Do you live down there?
   4. Rafael Bellylard: Built like a Panda. Posted: November 29, 2012 at 04:19 PM (#4312724)
I know they're trying real hard to lure the Nats to Fort Myers. I was sitting in the Sanford Autotrain station when one of the city councilmen walked up to me and asked if I had any influence with the Nats, just because I was wearing a Curly W cap. He gave me his card. Unless he recognized me as a BBTF poster.


Sanford has a nice 2,000 seat ballpark, too.
   5. bobm Posted: November 29, 2012 at 04:43 PM (#4312742)
one of the city councilmen walked up to me and asked if I had any influence with the Nats, just because I was wearing a Curly W cap.

Maybe he assumed every fanbase is as small as the Marlins'. :-)
   6. What's the realistic upside, RMc? Posted: November 29, 2012 at 04:48 PM (#4312749)
My brother lives in nearby Lake Mary, Florida, so I've seen this ballpark a couple of times. It's nice, and historic, too...on this very spot, those famous baseball words were uttered:

"Get that n*gger off the field...!"
   7. valuearbitrageur Posted: November 29, 2012 at 04:54 PM (#4312759)
Why doesn't the Nats buy the Palms Park and renovate it themselves oragreeto pay for the renovations through higher rent?

Just like a real business does with their facilities.

Oh, never mind....

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