After the Rays declared their wish to explore sites for a new stadium in Hillsborough county and the City of St. Pete responded with a big “eff you,” the two sides decided to table any discussion until after the season. Well, apparently the silence extends to, well, everything, including the playoffs (via The St. Pete Times)…
“When we agreed we wouldn’t talk until after the season, I didn’t know that meant we wouldn’t exchange pleasantries as well,” [Mayor Bill] Foster said. “But I guess they meant no talking. Period”…Foster said he has awaited a call from the Rays to offer him an official role in the play-off pageantry. So far, silence.
So the Rays are playing the silent-treatment card, and Mayor Foster is playing the I-can’t-believe-they-haven’t-called-me-it’s-been-three-days card.
The logical next step is for Sternberg to go on a date with Tampa Mayor Pam Iorio with Foster texting Sernberg every 2 minutes wondering wear he is.