Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Peter Gammons on Tropicana Field

In stark contrast to the Boston Globe's Nick Cafardo, former Globe scribe Peter Gammons had this to say last night about Tropicana Field:
It was re-tweeted 1,096 times (and counting).

Gammons has long been critical of MLB in Florida, even indicating the real reason the league talked so much about baseball here was so it could "blackmail" other cities into building new stadiums.

"Extortion" might be a better term, but Gammons is right - once Florida got a team (or two), it reduced other owners' ability to leverage their cities for new ballparks.


  1. Meh. He called Wrigley a "dump." And here's what he (once) had to say about Fenway, in an article titled, "New Fenway essential to Red Sox' future":


    Think he's simply moved into "cranky old man" dotage a little bit early. Sad, though. Used to be one of the best.

  2. ? Wrigley is a dump, and a new Fenway is essential to the Red Sux future...