New Stadium

  • Conspiracy Theory: Player Comments On Attendance Were Premeditated

    September 29, 2010 at 10:00 am 29 comments

    Let us play Conspiracy Theorist for a moment… We weren’t going to write about this topic, but it has come up in a couple of places including the comments section of this blog. The question: Was there a deeper motive behind the comments by David Price and Evan Longoria about […]

     
  • St. Pete Mayor Says Bucs Prove Tampa Does Not Guarantee More Fans

    September 14, 2010 at 9:30 am 18 comments

    How much of a role does the economy play in the lack of attendance at Rays games? St. Pete Mayor Bill Foster thinks it plays a huge role and he points to the Bucs non-sellout on Sunday as evidence… “There’s no reason, of all 16 games, that opening day isn’t […]

     
  • Surprise, Surprise, The Rays Are Not Losing Money (Update)

    Surprise, Surprise, The Rays Are Not Losing Money (Update)

    August 23, 2010 at 8:21 am 27 comments

    This morning, Deadspin released financial documents from several teams. Among the documents are four pages from the Tampa Bay Rays covering the teams finances from 2007 and 2008. We are still in the process of breaking down the numbers, but the first thing to jump out at us is confirmation […]

     
  • Rays Continue To Shove Tampa Down St. Pete’s Throat

    Rays Continue To Shove Tampa Down St. Pete’s Throat

    August 13, 2010 at 7:35 pm 13 comments

    Well, if you thought the Rays use of TAMPA Tarpons jerseys tonight wasn’t a none-too-subtle shot at the City of St. Pete, we now present exhibit 2. Todd Kalas conducted his first in-game interview tonight in the 3rd inning. And his subjects? A group that calls themselves the “Tampa Natives.” […]

     
  • Rays To Fire Warning Shot Across St. Pete’s Bow Tonight

    Rays To Fire Warning Shot Across St. Pete’s Bow Tonight

    August 13, 2010 at 12:00 pm 21 comments

    Two months after the Rays and the City of St. Pete drew their lines in the sand over where a new stadium would be built, the Rays will offer their latest, none-too-subtle message. Tonight is Turn Back the Clock and the Rays will wear 1970’s Tampa Tarpon jerseys. Yes, they […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss A Dramatic DP, Upton’s Ankle And The Rays As The ’96 Yankees

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss A Dramatic DP, Upton’s Ankle And The Rays As The ’96 Yankees

    July 28, 2010 at 7:41 am 19 comments

    The GBT – The Good, The Bad and The Telling sandwich, where The Bad is nice and lean and the The Telling is ripe. THE GOOD: Twin Killings. With the bases loaded and only 1 out, Evan Longoria took a sharp grounder and instead of going home for the easy […]

     
  • St. Pete Mayor Will Consider Stadium Sites Outside Of St. Pete (Sorta)

    St. Pete Mayor Will Consider Stadium Sites Outside Of St. Pete (Sorta)

    July 20, 2010 at 10:30 am 14 comments

    St. Pete Mayor Bill Foster indicated yesterday that the city is indeed willing to have the Rays move outside of the St. Pete city limits. Just as long as they don’t stray too far… “It’s not a new twist, but it demonstrates our willingness to consider other properties,” Foster said…Foster […]

     
  • Sell Or Move? Maybe. Contraction? Not So Much

    Sell Or Move? Maybe. Contraction? Not So Much

    July 14, 2010 at 9:00 am 1 comment

    In a Q&A with Bud Selig, the commissioner was asked about the possibility of contracting the Rays should they fail to land a new stadium… No, I wouldn’t. I think we have moved past that. We’re going into 16 years of labor peace. I regard that as maybe the prime […]

     
  • Are The Local Newspapers Influencing The Stadium Debate?

    Are The Local Newspapers Influencing The Stadium Debate?

    June 29, 2010 at 9:00 am 12 comments

    That’s what 10Connects.com asks in a recent piece. “I’ve looked at both papers’ coverage,” said Dr. Randy Miller, a journalism professor at USF.  “Both sides have had coverage that clearly points out it either is – or isn’t – a good idea to move the stadium across the bay.” It […]

     
  • Mayor Bill Foster On Why Rays Should Remain In St. Pete (Video)

    June 25, 2010 at 9:00 am 1 comment

    Not much new here, and we are not sure who Mayor Bill Foster is speaking to, but it is interesting to hear Foster refer to St. Pete and Pinellas County as “partners,” and not Tampa. Likes(0)Dislikes(0)