Vinik told my WTSP-TV counterpart Allison Kropff yesterday - definitively - there will not be baseball on his 40 acres of downtown development.
Vinik doesn't want more competition for the downtown business dollar; his Lightning are already the best-in-the-business according to ESPN's "Ultimate" team standings, and there's probably even still room to grow the team's young fan base.
(You can also read about the 45th-ranked Rays, the 91st-ranked Bucs, or the 122nd - and last - ranked Maple Leafs here.)
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