Aug 15, 2013, 12:30 PM EST
From the owners meetings in Cooperstown comes news that doesn’t have to do with instant replay:
Bud Selig says MLB now plans to intervene in #Rays stadium dispute calling it troubling
— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) August 15, 2013
I’m not sure what, exactly, they can do. Short of buying out the Rays’ lease anyway. Which actually may not be the worst idea if the goal is to get them into a new ballpark as soon as possible. No plan along those lines can go forward as long as the lease and the attendant threat of litigation from St. Petersburg regarding the lease is eliminated. Buying the Rays out of the lease would seem like the only way that could work.
As always, though: the devil is in the details. Not that any of those details can be much worse than the Rays playing in Tropicana Field until 2027.
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