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

    Aug 15, 2013, 12:30 PM EST

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    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 EST

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    … 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. St. Petersburg City Council votes down deal to allow Rays to look for new stadium site

    Dec 18, 2014, 6:41 PM EST

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    Is this the beginning of the end for the Tampa Bay Rays?

  4. Stuart Sternberg says that if the Rays can’t get a new stadium, he’s selling the team

    Dec 9, 2014, 2:30 PM EST

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    He won’t move the team out of the Tampa Bay area, he said. But the next guy probably will.

  5. The Rays reach an agreement allowing them to search for other stadium sites

    Dec 8, 2014, 5:16 PM EST

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    Not that they’re likely to move anytime soon. But at least the opposition by the city of them doing so has been relaxed.

  6. The Rays may soon be allowed to look for a new stadium site outside of St. Petersburg

    Nov 12, 2014, 2:36 PM EST

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    And there could be an agreement on a buyout of the Tropicana Field lease.

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

    Nov 8, 2013, 8:30 AM EST

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    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…

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

    Sep 26, 2013, 10:12 PM EST

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    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…

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

    Aug 20, 2013, 2:01 PM EST

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    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…

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

    Jul 25, 2013, 1:00 PM EST

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    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…

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

    Feb 8, 2013, 12:30 PM EST

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    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…

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

    Feb 6, 2012, 3:08 PM EST

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    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…

  13. The future of the Rays in St. Petersburg could be decided today

    Dec 18, 2014, 10:30 AM EST

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    The city council will vote on the deal allowing the team to look for a new stadium site.

  14. Dozens of health code violations found at Kauffman Stadium

    Nov 14, 2014, 6:55 PM EST

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    Are you going to finish your hot dog?

  15. Rays shoot down Montreal rumor, say they are “committed to making baseball work in the Tampa Bay region”

    Oct 27, 2014, 7:13 PM EST

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    The Rays say they “have not spoken to Montreal – or any other city, including Tampa – about relocation at any point.”

  16. Report: Rays owner Stuart Sternberg has discussed moving the team to Montreal

    Oct 25, 2014, 2:27 PM EST

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    Sternberg has reportedly had discussions “with wealthy Wall Street associates” about moving the Rays to Montreal.

  17. Rays’ retirement gifts for Derek Jeter: Don Zimmer jersey and a pinstriped 16-foot kayak

    Sep 16, 2014, 9:49 PM EST

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    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 …

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

    Mar 29, 2014, 9:47 AM EST

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    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…

  19. What if corporate stadium names were outlawed?

    Feb 5, 2014, 2:32 PM EST

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    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…

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

    Aug 29, 2013, 2:00 PM EST

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    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,”…

  21. Bud Selig is upset about Rays attendance

    Jul 18, 2013, 5:03 PM EST

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    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…

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

    Mar 19, 2013, 4:02 PM EST

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    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…

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

    Feb 4, 2013, 3:02 PM EST

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    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…

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

    Feb 2, 2013, 10:10 AM EST

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    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…

  25. Plans for a fantasy Tampa Bay Rays ballpark revealed

    Sep 28, 2012, 5:37 PM EST

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    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…

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