It's becoming an annual honor for local mayors who have been supportive of the Rays' campaign to leave the Trop, as Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn threw out a first pitch earlier this year for the fourth time in four years. And Kriseman is now up to two in his two years in office.
Photo ops! No wonder mayors love sports stadiums!
UPDATE: Kriseman was also named to a leadership position on the U.S. Conference of Mayors' Mayors Professional Sports Alliance - a group created "to share among the mayors information, resources, and support on issues related to professional sports and to work effectively with leagues, players and owners." One can only hope Kriseman is taking good notes from the other member cities that have recently lost their shirts in stadium negotiations.
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