After his faily comprehensive retrospective, Nolgren makes two outstanding observations about where this soap opera is headed:
Certainly, the Trop's shortcomings contributed to the Rays' attendance malaise, but they are by no means the main culprit. The entire Tampa Bay region is simply a decent TV market with lackluster attendance potential that falls considerably below generic Chevrolet blah.
But we are probably stuck with stadium conversations for another decade. So let's keep the Trop and its flaws in proper perspective.