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Thursday, February 20, 2014

St. Petersburg’s Kriseman, Rays’ Sternberg meet for ‘great conversation’

Hmmm…wonder if John Rocker and Mayor de Blasio will ever meet for ‘great conversation’.

Tampa Bay Rays principal owner Stuart Sternberg and new St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman met Tuesday afternoon to talk baseball, their first official session since Kriseman took office.

“It was nice,’’ Sternberg said Wednesday morning at the Rays spring training site. “We had a great conversation and I’m very confident in his ability and his vision in leading the city.’‘

Sternberg said it was a productive discussion, but general in nature, with “nothing at all” decided and few specifics about the stadium situation.

...On Wednesday, Kriseman’s office issued a statement: “Mayor Kriseman and Rays leadership met on Tuesday to discuss the future of baseball in St. Petersburg and the Tampa Bay area. Both parties agreed that such talks, based on mutual trust and respect, should remain private and not distract from what is sure to be another exciting season of Rays Baseball.’‘

Like previous Mayor Bill Foster before him, Kriseman has said he’s interested in keeping the Rays in St. Petersburg. On Wednesday, Sternberg said he is willing to discuss anything.

“Everything is an option, absolutely,’’ he said. “Our stance remains the same: that we’d like to explore opportunities that would enable the franchise to stay here for generations. And the way to get there is to find the best spot for the team and where it’s going to be for the next 50 or 70 years.’‘

Repoz Posted: February 20, 2014 at 06:49 AM | 0 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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