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  1. Selig says MLB is going to “intervene” in the Rays stadium situation

    Aug 15, 2013, 12:30 PM EDT

    Tropicana Field

    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.…

  2. Plans for a new Rays stadium to be unveiled. Except …

    Sep 25, 2012, 3:30 PM EDT

    Rays logo

    … it’s not paid for, no one has really called for it and neither Major League Baseball nor the Rays have gotten on board either: Can a St. Petersburg developer save the Tampa Bay Rays for St. Pete? The public will get a chance to see what Darryl LeClair, who developed the Carillon business park,…

  3. The mayor of Tampa says a downtown stadium for the Rays is “within reach”

    Nov 8, 2013, 8:30 AM EDT

    Texas Rangers v Tampa Bay Rays - Game 3

    Interesting thing I did not know until now: St. Petersburg Mayor Bill Foster lost his reelection bid on Tuesday. This could be significant inasmuch as Foster was the primary force behind St. Pete’s unwavering insistence that the Rays stick to their Tropicana Field lease and not pursue other stadium options elsewhere. Maybe his successor and the…

  4. Mariano Rivera holds Rays scoreless in final appearance at Yankee Stadium

    Sep 26, 2013, 10:12 PM EDT

    Mariano Rivera Reuters

    Mariano Rivera‘s final appearance at Yankee Stadium is in the books. While he didn’t get a save chance, he retired all four batters he faced tonight in a 4-0 loss to the Rays. Yankee Stadium was buzzing well in advance of his appearance, as loud chants of “Mariano” could be heard while he was warming…

  5. The Rays latest stadium problem: they don’t have a permit for their billboard

    Aug 20, 2013, 2:01 PM EDT

    Texas Rangers v Tampa Bay Rays - Game 3

    Sometimes it seems like everyone is out to get the Rays: The Florida Department of Transportation has cried foul over advertisements for other businesses the ball club places on its electronic billboard overlooking Interstate 275. Under state law, signs that overlook a highway can advertise only stores and businesses at that location, unless specially permitted. So…

  6. Rays, St. Petersburg negotiating an agreement to allow the team to look for alternate stadium sites

    Jul 25, 2013, 1:00 PM EDT

    Texas Rangers v Tampa Bay Rays - Game 3

    For years St. Petersburg mayor Bill Foster’s position has been that if the Rays looked at possible new stadium sites outside of Pinellas County they and whoever they negotiate with are threatening the lease for Tropicana Field. There have even been threats of legal action if other cities or counties tried to lure the team…

  7. St. Petersburg council rejects plan to let the Rays look at out-of-town stadium sites

    Feb 8, 2013, 12:30 PM EDT

    Tropicana Field Getty

    Earlier this week we wrote about this long shot bill to allow the Tampa Bay Rays to look outside of St. Petersburg for potential stadium cites. Well, forget it: A proposal to let the Tampa Bay Rays examine stadium sites in Hillsborough County went nowhere Thursday. St. Petersburg City Council members even rejected a motion…

  8. The Rays have “said almost nothing” about their stadium situation? Really?

    Feb 6, 2012, 3:08 PM EDT

    Texas Rangers v Tampa Bay Rays - Game 3

    Here’s MLB.com’s Richard Justice in an article about the Tampa Bay Rays, just published a few minutes ago: It’s impossible not to admire how the Tampa Bay Rays are handling their stadium situation. They’ve said almost nothing publicly, taking the high road and letting the politicians do the talking. Yes, the Rays have said almost nothing…

  9. Jenrry Mejia suffers forearm bruise from comebacker, X-rays clean

    Mar 29, 2014, 9:47 AM EDT

    Jenrry Mejia AP

    UPDATE: Kristie Ackert of the New York Daily News reports that X-rays came back clean and Mejia is dealing with inflammation. No word yet on his status for the Opening Day roster. 9:47 a.m ET: Mets right-hander Jenrry Mejia has made a strong case for a rotation spot this spring, but a comebacker could put…

  10. What if corporate stadium names were outlawed?

    Feb 5, 2014, 2:32 PM EDT

    Power to the People

    The year is 2022. A socialist revolution has taken over the United States and most of the ruling, moneyed and elite classes have been put up against the wall in the name of justice. The only members — or fellow travelers — of the plutocratic class who are allowed to continue as they were are…

  11. Rays ownership: MLB is tired of sustaining us with revenue sharing

    Aug 29, 2013, 2:00 PM EDT

    Rays logo

    Here’s a story from the Tampa Bay Times about the Rays brass meeting with Tampa Bay area business leaders. The takeaway: other baseball owners are tired of sustaining the Rays with revenue sharing. Such sustaining, then, is, er, unsustainable. From a guy at the meeting: “People asked questions about Bud Selig and his recent comments,”…

  12. Bud Selig is upset about Rays attendance

    Jul 18, 2013, 5:03 PM EDT

    Texas Rangers v Tampa Bay Rays - Game 3

    The Rays win and still don’t draw and Bud Selig is mad about that: “Look at their club in the major leagues and it’s competitive, and is averaging 18,000 people a game,” he said. “That may have been okay in 1956, but it’s not okay today … There’s no question there’s a stadium problem,” Selig…

  13. The Rays say that the Tropicana Field site is way too valuable for baseball

    Mar 19, 2013, 4:02 PM EDT

    Tropicana Field

    That’s actually true in all likelihood, as offices, shops, restaurants and residential development are way more valuable than a big dome that houses sparsely-attended events 81 times a year. But it’s still funny hearing a baseball team tell a city that a ballpark is not the best use for a given piece of land. From Stephen…

  14. St. Petersburg gives the Rays a chance to leave town. But only a tiny one.

    Feb 4, 2013, 3:02 PM EDT

    Tropicana Field Getty

    The central fact of the Rays miserable stadium situation is that they are contractually bound to St. Pete and the mayor there has threatened suit if the Rays even talk to anyone about a possible stadium in Tampa.  But there is now a glimmer of hope: City Council member Charlie Gerdes placed a proposal on…

  15. Fernando Rodney confident he’ll get contract extension from Rays

    Feb 2, 2013, 10:10 AM EDT

    Fernando Rodney Getty

    Fernando Rodney was quoted in Dominican newspaper El Dia earlier this week that he was closing in on a two-year extension with the Rays, but that report was quickly disputed by the club while Rodney’s agent, Dan Lozano, later said that his client was misquoted. However, Rodney told MLB.com’s Alden Gonzalez yesterday that he’s in…

  16. Plans for a fantasy Tampa Bay Rays ballpark revealed

    Sep 28, 2012, 5:37 PM EDT

    Rays stadium

    We mentioned the other day that a developer in St. Petersburg was going to unveil plans for a new Rays ballpark today.  He did, and here’s an artist’s rendering. Pretty.  It’s supposed to hold 35,000 people which, hey, I suppose it could happen someday.  It’s also supposed to cost between $540 million to $577 million if…

  17. Florida lawmaker looking to soak teams which accepted public stadium money

    Jan 25, 2012, 10:30 AM EDT

    The stadium the Miami Marlins will be using begining with  the upcoming baseball season, is seen in this undated handout photograph provided by the team.

    I don’t know enough about Florida politics to know if this has any chance of going anywhere, but I am heartened to see that someone in the Florida legislature is trying — either through actual legislation or just by virtue of sheer grandstanding — to illustrate just how crappy a deal it is for taxpayers…

  18. Rays owner Stuart Sternberg: “This is untenable as a model going forward.”

    Oct 5, 2011, 11:33 AM EDT

    Texas Rangers v Tampa Bay Rays - Game 3

    After yesterday’s loss to the Rangers, Tampa Bay Rays owner Stuart Sternberg held court and he brought the noise regarding the Rays’ future. The extremely pessimistic and damn nigh depressing noise. The upshot: the Rays keep winning but attendance goes down. About how the model that he and everyone believed in — win games, get…

  19. Red Sox fall to Rays, wild card lead down to two games

    Sep 18, 2011, 5:48 PM EDT

    Tim Wakefield

    The Red Sox were able to knock David Price out of Sunday’s game, but they dropped another one to the Rays anyway, leaving them just two games up in the wild card standings. The Rays, who were nine games back on Sept. 3, beat the Red Sox for the sixth time in seven games this…

  20. Derek Jeter goes 5-for-5 as Yankees edge Rays 5-4

    Jul 9, 2011, 4:17 PM EDT

    Derek Jeter

    Derek Jeter didn’t stop at 3,000.  Or 3,001.  Or 3,002. Jeter singled in the go-ahead run through a drawn-in infield in the bottom of the eighth as the Yankees topped the Rays 5-4 on Saturday. Jeter singled in the first, homered in the third for his 3,000th career hit, doubled in the fifth, singled in…

  21. The Rays need to get out of Tampa Bay

    Jun 23, 2011, 1:36 PM EDT

    Matt Joyce, Evan Longoria

    I don’t know that I know enough myself to make such a judgment, but that’s the judgment of ESPN’s Steve Berthiaume, who writes what I feel to be a fairly accurate and even-handed assessment of the problems facing the Rays in St. Petersburg, concluding thusly: Again: This is not about assigning blame. Nobody is a…

  22. Mitt Romney, Red Sox fan, didn’t know the Rays have a dome

    Jun 15, 2011, 9:16 PM EDT

    Former Massachusetts Governor Romney reacts during first New Hampshire debate of the 2012 campaign at St. Anselms College in Manchester

    Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney is hosting a fund raiser in downtown Tampa, Florida on Thursday and decided to kill some time by taking in the Red Sox vs. Rays game Wednesday night at Tropicana Field. The former Massachusetts governor and self-proclaimed Red Sox fan told reporters that he didn’t want any political questions for the…

  23. Rays apologize for Avril Lavigne’s dirty mouth

    May 30, 2011, 11:25 AM EDT

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    Avril Lavigne fan club president Kevin Kaduk passes along word that the Rays had to apologize to fans who attended her concert at Tropicana Field following Saturday’s game against the Indians because Lavigne used language “not consistent with the family-friendly atmosphere that Tropicana Field is known for.” Now, personally I’d rather hear swear words than…

  24. Springtime Storylines: Did the Rays lose too many guys?

    Mar 23, 2011, 8:30 AM EDT

    Johnny Damon, Many Ramirez

    Between now and Opening Day, HBT will take a look at each of the 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2011 season. Next up: A team that always has to try 2% harder, the Tampa Bay Rays. The Big Question: Did the Rays lose too many guys? It’s…

  25. Private businesses in Tampa are going to look into a new Rays ballpark in 2011

    Dec 17, 2010, 9:02 AM EDT

    Texas Rangers v Tampa Bay Rays, Game 1

    The Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce is going to spend much of 2011 looking at new stadium options for the Rays.  The key: they’re going to focus on private, rather than public financing options. My observations of chambers of commerce closer to my own home suggest that when a group of private, up-by-their-own-bootstraps entrepreneurs get together and…

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