Mayor Kriseman and the Rays still have to sign-off on the study, however, since the $125,000 cost would be split between the team and the city.
Also in "didn't this already happen?" news, the Times endorsed Lisa Brown-Wheeler for St. Pete's pivotal D7 council seat.
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I wrote in May the Times would endorse "the first candidate to support the mayor's deal with the Rays" and sure enough, they did. But the question remains if it will matter since most of the paper's readers can't vote in the St. Pete municipal elections. Allowing the Rays to look in Tampa isn't the most popular stance in St. Pete.
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