Tuesday, February 2, 2010

It's the "Baseball in Orlando" Guy Again!

It appears the no-name Congressional candidate, Armando Gutierrez, who made the laugh-out-loud claim he could bring MLB to Orlando, is dropping out of the race.

St. Petersburg blogger Peter Schorsch tweets:
"Just got off the phone with a staffer for Gutierrez. He says reason he dropped out is to lead the effort to bring baseball to Orlando."
I don't know which surprises me more - that anybody really thinks they can get a MLB team in Orlando or that Gutierrez has staffers.

His "Baseball in Orlando" fan page on Facebook thriving, but the emails going out to "fans" are little more than half-desperate pleas for more fans.

Again, baseball isn't coming to Orlando unless the good folks at Disney decide to chase Milwaukee Brewers' spring training.


  1. Gutierrez was the leading fundraiser on the Republican side of the CD 8 race. You are making yourself look like you have no clue what is going on.

  2. He's buying the Rays!

  3. I'm well aware of what's going on.

    The comment about Gutierrez' staffers was sarcastic. The comment about him being a "no-name" was based his lack of recognition in the Orlando area. The Sentinel called him a "carpetbagger."

    And if you need any more explanation of why MLB to Orlando is a longshot, you can read here: http://shadowofthestadium.blogspot.com/2010/01/baseball-to-orlando-one-team-laughs-out.html