Even prior to Stuart Sternberg’s “vaporize” comments following the Rays elimination from the playoffs, he was already beating the relocation drum.
Prior to game three, Jon Paul Morosi asked Stuart Sternberg if the Rays would be playing elsewhere in ten years if there is not a new stadium by then.
“Ten years?”…He thought for a moment…“I would assume so,” he continued, nodding his head. “I would assume so.”
We have always said this situation would get uglier before it gets better. And the Rays are certainly not the first team to threaten relocation (although they might be the first to threaten vaporization, but we digress). And there are teams that have come very close to moving before getting 11th hour deals on a new stadium.
Should we worry? Yes. Should we panic? Not yet.
THE JUNKYARD DOGS WEBTOPIA…
- Johnny Damon hopes to be back with the Rays in 2012. Also Marc Topkin speculates on which options the Rays will pick up. [TampaBay.com]
- Would you recognize Raymond James Stadium from space? [Business Insider]
- And here is a look at how much a beer costs at Raymond James as compared to other stadiums. [Business Insider]
- Speaking of the Bucs. Aren’t you glad the 49ers game came before the Saints game? If they had been reversed, the record would be the same, but we would feel a lot worse. Be sure to check out our brother-from-another-mother for all the details you need. [Joe Bucs Fan]