Results matching “rays stadium”
Aug 15, 2013, 12:30 PM EDT
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.…
Sep 25, 2012, 3:30 PM EDT
… 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,…
Dec 18, 2014, 6:41 PM EDT
Is this the beginning of the end for the Tampa Bay Rays?
Dec 9, 2014, 2:30 PM EDT
He won’t move the team out of the Tampa Bay area, he said. But the next guy probably will.
Dec 8, 2014, 5:16 PM EDT
Not that they’re likely to move anytime soon. But at least the opposition by the city of them doing so has been relaxed.
Nov 12, 2014, 2:36 PM EDT
And there could be an agreement on a buyout of the Tropicana Field lease.
Nov 8, 2013, 8:30 AM EDT
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…
Sep 26, 2013, 10:12 PM EDT
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…
Aug 20, 2013, 2:01 PM EDT
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…
Jul 25, 2013, 1:00 PM EDT
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…
Feb 8, 2013, 12:30 PM EDT
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…
Feb 6, 2012, 3:08 PM EDT
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…
Mar 31, 2015, 9:50 AM EDT
There is still a lot of time before anything can happen, but it’s looking less and less likely that the Rays will stay in Tampa Bay.
Feb 23, 2015, 10:30 AM EDT
Only 13 more seasons left in the Trop, Rays fans!
Dec 18, 2014, 10:30 AM EDT
The city council will vote on the deal allowing the team to look for a new stadium site.
Nov 14, 2014, 6:55 PM EDT
Are you going to finish your hot dog?
Rays shoot down Montreal rumor, say they are “committed to making baseball work in the Tampa Bay region”
Oct 27, 2014, 7:13 PM EDT
The Rays say they “have not spoken to Montreal – or any other city, including Tampa – about relocation at any point.”
Oct 25, 2014, 2:27 PM EDT
Sternberg has reportedly had discussions “with wealthy Wall Street associates” about moving the Rays to Montreal.
Sep 16, 2014, 9:49 PM EDT
Derek Jeter’s retirement tour continued on Tuesday night at Tropicana Field with another set of cool gifts. Along with a $16,000 check for his Turn 2 Foundation and a framed Don Zimmer jersey presented by the widow of the former Yankees bench coach, Jeter also got this custom 16-foot pinstriped kayak …
Mar 29, 2014, 9:47 AM EDT
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…
Feb 5, 2014, 2:32 PM EDT
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…
Aug 29, 2013, 2:00 PM EDT
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,”…
Jul 18, 2013, 5:03 PM EDT
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…
Mar 19, 2013, 4:02 PM EDT
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…
Feb 4, 2013, 3:02 PM EDT
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…
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