Instead, Florida Governor Rick Scott, appearing on MSNBC last night, declaring war against Arizona in the fight for spring training teams. His message, "we can outspend you!"
Watch it here around the 10:00 mark:
I've always suggested Scott and Arizona's governor, Jan Brewer, who have been best buds at times, could just work together to end spring training subsidies to Major League Baseball.
That does nothing to dismiss the economic impact spring training delivers to Florida in the form of out-of-town visitors; it merely means Florida's governor and legislature have repeatedly chosen to subsidize an $8 billion business when they've had the chance to stop the insanity.
At this point, taxpayers can only hope local cities, counties, and states stop trying to outspend each other and lawmakers include spring training subsidies in their list of ridiculous handouts they plan on scrutinizing for the first time.