So that was "properly," commissioner?Hagan on #Rays announcement last month: "A reporter somehow got wind of it and I wanted to make sure it was properly rolled out."— Shadow of Stadium (@StadiumShadow) November 15, 2017
Actually, he admitted it wasn't Wednesday, promising he "will try to do a better job communicating," and essentially apologizing to Mayor Bob Buckhorn & Hillsborough commissioners for going all lone wolf on announcing his pet project...but he said it had nothing to do with influencing the St. Pete mayor's race, as some had suggested.
I actually believe him. Hagan wanted to screw me for this story, and make sure I didn't unveil his beautiful baby.
In fact, here's the exact moment when I told him I had public records he was willfully neglecting to turn over to me, in accordance with state law:
Now granted, Hagan tried to keep his cool and didn't take time examining what exactly I was holding in my hand (it wasn't the land use agreements he feared it was)...but just a week later, he took his victory lap as the architect of the masterful Ybor deal.That moment when Ken Hagan realizes you have public records related to the #Rays he claimed didn't exist... pic.twitter.com/dF07ZtPg1X— Shadow of Stadium (@StadiumShadow) November 16, 2017
Except the masterful deal forgot one thing: financing. And Hillsborough doesn't have any money for roads, let alone a new stadium. Oh, and Stu Sternberg said later on Wednesday the team would only be looking at a $150 million contribution to a stadium.
Good luck with that, commissioner. You now own that problem.
Oh, and a potentially bigger problem he also owns? Proof public documents existed that he seemingly refused to turn over - a possible criminal violation of state statutes.
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