Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Buckhorn Says St. Pete Can't Sustain Rays

Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn told the Tampa Bay Business Journal this week the Rays' relationship with St. Pete has to change "sometime."

"The reality is," Buckhorn told the TBBJ, "it’s not a business model that will work.”

The Rays and MLB have both made it clear they aren't satisfied with the team's current business model, which relies heavily on revenue sharing. But it's worth re-emphacizing neither has done much to demonstrate an actual financial strain in Tampa Bay.

Buckhorn may not be wrong about a stadium in St. Pete, but talking about Tampa's superiority is doing his counterpart, Bill Foster, no favors.

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