Providing perspective on the economics and politics of sports business in Florida...and the Rays' campaign for a new stadium in Tampa Bay.
Join the conversation: https://t.co/u1ac6CSlyV. #RaysUp pic.twitter.com/ifqSSr9g6t— Tampa Bay Rays (@RaysBaseball) November 22, 2016
Join the conversation: https://t.co/u1ac6CSlyV. #RaysUp pic.twitter.com/ifqSSr9g6t
2 of 5 fan responses chosen by #Rays for https://t.co/5e61Pvp797 stadium website - and 4 of first 10 - mention Tampa; zero mention Pinellas. pic.twitter.com/sGR5Ia6coN— Shadow of Stadium (@StadiumShadow) November 22, 2016
2 of 5 fan responses chosen by #Rays for https://t.co/5e61Pvp797 stadium website - and 4 of first 10 - mention Tampa; zero mention Pinellas. pic.twitter.com/sGR5Ia6coN
Then, 2 of next 5 mention a move closer to Central Fla. #Rays are not-so-subtlelytrying to engage Hillsborough for that bidding war... https://t.co/vl7A9EZhXQ— Shadow of Stadium (@StadiumShadow) November 22, 2016
Then, 2 of next 5 mention a move closer to Central Fla. #Rays are not-so-subtlelytrying to engage Hillsborough for that bidding war... https://t.co/vl7A9EZhXQ
Thanks for your vigilance on this issue. Happy Thanksgiving!
My 2 submissions to http://ballparkreimagined.com/ did not make the cut:I want a team that keeps its best players for their entire career.I imagine a baseball team that has a wining record in its home ballpark.
1) sometimes it's best to "flip" your "best players" for a better future, and sometimes it's better to funnel payroll to other positions...2) Your (Scott) against a Rays stadium, so good luck rooting for your Tampa Yanks, Thrashers, or Dunedin Blue Jays...
B. Dufala:I am not against a Rays stadium, as long as the Rays/MLB pay for 100% of it.
Oh so, the Rays pay all of the cost so Tampa can make lots of money?
Guy builds business. If it's successful, both he and his neighbors benefit. It's not a foreign concept.
1) "Tampa" is "mentioned" more because it's their name, it's not the Pinellas Rays...2) Idk if you purposely do it try to create drama, to make it sound like a better story, but your constant statements of some Hillsborough vs Pinellas isn't factual. Maybe YOUR conspiracy theorist readers believe it, but the smarter readers know it's not a competition, it's ultimately one team working together toward the Rays inevitable move to Tampa. But hey! I'm not here to knock your hustle in selling the drama to the "less educated" readers...
As for my opinion on a new stadium, a self sourced of energy park would be cool, I think it needs to act as a hurricane relief place for Tampa, Publix Park would be fitting w/ deli & sub stations throughout the park, and also, I always think of Maddon's quote when he said the stadium should be like a small "boutique shop"...
There's been lots of talk in the last week about Pinellas County's list of 10 specific sites the Rays may want to consider for a sta...