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Rays Stadium Saga: Bud Selig Promises MLB Intervention

Tip of the cap to Major League Baseball.
Tip of the cap to Major League Baseball.
J. Meric

While the majority of headlines have been swirling around expanded replay use in Major League Baseball, the Commissioner dropped a bomb that the crowd of journalists wasn't expecting:

The MLB will intervene in the Rays Stadium Saga.

This sort of promise has been made before in Oakland, and recently led to the city of San Jose from across the bay to sue the MLB, but the Rays may have a more cooperative environment.

Current St. Petersburg Mayor Bill Foster recently changed direction and is now in favor of finding the Rays a stadium location more conducive to strong attendance, and his main opposition in the upcoming mayoral election, Rick Kriseman, has long held the stance the Rays should be allowed to explore the entire region for a new stadium location.

Sternberg & Co, the city of St. Petersburg, the city of Tampa, and now Bug Selig and Co all seem in line with the priority of finding the Rays a new stadium.

Perhaps measurable progress is finally on its way.

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