Guess who is back with some more Rays-bashing? Yep, it is Forbes.com and their bevy of writers who may or may not be desperate for something to write about. After Mike Ozanian suggested that some in baseball want the Rays contracted, Tom Van Riper chimes in with an idea that is even more ridiculous.
The current collective bargaining agreement, which expires at the end of 2011, does prohibit any “centralized effort” by the commissioner or the clubs to contract teams. But it doesn’t prevent an individual owner from closing up shop if he chooses. So if Rays owner Stu Sternberg decides he wants out, “it’s difficult to force an owner to keep an unprofitable business going,” says Borden…Unless Charlotte or Las Vegas is ready to help Sternberg build a stadium, maybe he will just have to close up shop.
So, let us get this straight. Stuart Sternberg owns something that is worth $331 million according to Forbes.com. And a writer at Forbes.com thinks Sternberg will just throw it away because he may or may not be turning a profit.
Did we get that right?
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Hey Tom. If you ever own a really expensive car and come to realize that it is not helping you get laid. DON’T THROW IT AWAY. Just give it to us. K? Thanks.
That is all.