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How the fuck can you ask your players to split a season between two cities?
Even better: what if the Rays win the World Series in 2021?How the fuck can you ask your players to split a season between two cities?
And after the white elephant debacle that appears to be Marlins Park, why should St. Petersburg follow suit?None of this makes any sense to me. I could understand for a few games here or there but a half season? Seems like they are better off breaking the lease and hitching their wagon up and leaving. What benefit do they get from splitting a season between two cities?
Unless this is just a ploy for the owners to force the city of St. Petersburg to ante up and help out with a stadium situation. How that team, even in it's crap years, was able to even exist in that tomb of a ballpark for years is criminal. I'm assuming many plans were drawn up and presented but only to be shot down, I bet.
Well, 1), the Marlins team sucks and Tampa's team is great' and the Marlins have this habit of pissing off their fan base buy holding firesales and finishing 4th or 5th. Tampa ALSO trades everyone the second they need to get paid, but they'd always done it way that makes their team better.And after the white elephant debacle that appears to be Marlins Park, why should St. Petersburg follow suit?
The Marlins saw a one-time jump in fan attendance for the inaugural season of the ballpark that still amounted to under 2.3M fans - an average of around 28,000 per home game
They've never come close to that kind of attendance since, basically it's the same average attendance as when they were in Joe Robbie / Pro Player / Sun Life / whatever the hell they kept renaming that multi-purpose facility with the Dolphins.
The Rays have drawn from around 1.5M to 1.8M when they're in contention, is there any reason to think that's because of the ballpark venue or location such that a much, much more expensive (and taxpayer funded) one would draw better?
Oh, totally. 100% they are.Maybe they're using this as leverage to build a new stadium
It's entirely possible they DO move to Montreal.... in the event that neither Tampa Bay, nor St. Pete, will build them a stadium. Or they just simply decide "Montreal would be better!"so; you are saying the Rays will not be moving to Montreal?
Take a tip from Ray Liotta's character from Many Saints of Newark...stay out of his life.My nephew is going to be sad if that happens.
He's one of those 40-50 die-hard Tampa Rays fan.
Maybe I can turn him over to the dark side and make him a Mets fan if they do it.
If you look at their TV ratings, the fan base exists.He's one of those 40-50 die-hard Tampa Rays fan.