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Sunday, November 07, 2010
Bardi or Golenblog? I’m not sure.
Like Brooklyn fans, we loyal Rays devotees are spectators with the sword of Damocles hanging over our heads. (You don’t have to know the story to know a sword hanging over your head is not a good thing.)
If only we could insulate ourselves from the business side of baseball. Stu Sternberg is a nice man. He comes onto the field before a game and talks with reporters and players alike. But Stu Sternberg didn’t make $3 billion working on Wall Street by being nice. The reality is that to Sternberg, the Rays are above all else, an investment. Ultimately it’s another way for him to make money.
He has a game plan. It’s a secret plan, much like the proposal for the downtown stadium, but he knows what he wants to do. Will he move to Tampa? To Charlotte? To Brooklyn to compete with the Yankees and Mets? He declined to speak with CL on the subject of stadium plans and attendance, so it’s hard to say what that plan is.
But it seems Sternberg is treating us the exact same way O’Malley treated the Brooklyn fans. In the end we will find out what he intends to do only after he does it.
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