- Rob Manfred said all the typical things you'd expect a commissioner to say at a Tropicana Field opener, plus one thing you'd never catch his predecessor saying: "Deadlines aren't helpful on issues regarding new stadium negotiations." The video is worth a watch, check it out here:
- Another quick watch worthy of your time is Stu Sternberg's annual opening day comments:
- The Trop somehow placed just 15th on a (probably poorly-sourced) list of "most affordable stadiums in MLB"; GoBankingRates.com cited "higher than average" ticket prices in placing them smack in the middle of the list of affordability.
- And finally, if you needed any more reminder to be skeptical of all those spring training economic impact reports and stories, Vocative.com has a really harsh takedown that's worth reading. It makes you wonder why Florida constantly trips over itself to hand MLB more money...and why the economic impact reports are never worth the cost of the paper they're printed on.
MLB commish Rob Manfred says #TampaBay's population & broadcast growth gives market "great potential": https://t.co/eE8SSdPEPL— Shadow of Stadium (@StadiumShadow) April 3, 2016
Sternberg: "Every dollar we don't create here comes out of the pocket of the other 29 owners" https://t.co/kfN5jvyiuk #Rays— Shadow of Stadium (@StadiumShadow) April 3, 2016
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