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  • 4 weeks later...

Love the arboreal look on the top. I hope they can make it happen. The Rays new stadium is proceeding well enough with the financing. But they have to have the money in place by year's end. Tick tock tick tock

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The dream is dead:

https://www.draysbay.com/2018/12/11/18136358/tampa-bay-rays-new-stadium-project-not-happening

 

 

The Rays new stadium hopes are over. There is no money to build in Tampa and no point in building in St. Petersburg so it looks like the Rays will have to just tread water until the lease at the Trop runs out in 2027 at which point Major League Baseball in Tampa Bay will die an ignoble death as the team relocates to Montreal or Portland. 

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There is money & interest there now. The decline, fall, and utter ruin of the Expos can be laid at the feet or one man: Jeffrey Loria. He spent seven years running the Expos into the ground and out of Canada. Then, after a shady back room deal reminiscent of baseball eras long past he ends up in control of the Marlins. Once in South Florida he showed us all that we had not yet even seen the depths of his malice. For fifteen terrible, turbulent seasons he decimated our team, demoralized the players, lied to the MLB & MLBPA, ripped of the city of Miami, and actively antagonized the fans. He actually sued season ticket holders who declined to renew. Through fire sales, meddling with managers and feckless business practice  he made the fish hated in their home town and mocked everywhere else. If he were on fire I wouldn't even piss on the SOB.

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"He actually sued season ticket holders who declined to renew."

 

Woah. I musta missed that. I know  a lot of his dickish moves... but what his psycho 'reasoning' on that one? :p

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Supported until they actually have to pay for tickets, show up, etc.  MTL doesn't deserve a team. Any city that has a team fold should be BANNED from any more teams for one century. PERIOD.

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Wow, this is a pretty big deal: https://www.mlb.com/news/reds-acquire-puig-kemp-wood-farmer/c-302138936

 

LA just moved a lot of money off the books. I expect a free agent signing of some significance shortly. 

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Well how about this? Tim Tebow wins a Heisman Trophy, two National Championships, playes in the NFL, will likely play in the MLB this season, has dated two Miss Universe winners and is now getting married to one of them. Not bad at all. 

 

https://www.mlb.com/cut4/tim-tebow-got-engaged-to-demi-leigh-nel-peters/c-302574002

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