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Retiring baseball commissioner Bud Selig said Tuesday the Tampa Bay Rays need a new stadium, but that any future changes are up to team management. (Wikimedia Commons)
Christina Brown July 16, 2014 at 04:25 pm
I have been a Rays fan for a long time. I have been in this stadium when the Rays lost almost everyRead More game and were not a "popular" team. There is absolutely nothing wrong with Tropicana Field. I personally love attending games there. So sad to see how people keep hating on the Trop. Hoping that the RAYS can maybe upgrade the suites and seats and keep playing there! I see no benefit to moving or building a new stadium anywhere else. For the people who will not drive from Hillsborough County shame on you. I drive and also have season tickets to the LIGHTNING and I just don't understand!
Inky's Mom July 16, 2014 at 06:40 pm
I agree with you Christina. In the middle of summer, you can catch a game at the Trop, which is tempRead More controlled to 72 degrees. Way better than sweating your butt off in another stadium. Some upgrades, sure, but I do not see the correlation between the Trop and low attendance. It takes time for transplants to Tampa Bay to appreciate the local team instead of the one they watched in the town from which they came. Tampa is not the answer...they are Yankee fans and won't attend Rays games in Tampa any more than the Bucs draw.
Zack Mitchell July 23, 2014 at 12:41 pm
The Trop could use some upgrades but a new stadium? Like Miami? So we could go from 30th to 27th inRead More attendance? And does Miami's stadium have the baseball umph? The Trop doesn't have that 'outdoor' baseball feel but bake your brains out at a late spring training game and see how your baseball umph feels.
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Alan Vanderbilt June 11, 2014 at 07:13 pm
Parents ruin sports..
sportsnut July 14, 2014 at 07:39 am
Alan I agree. Parents coach to get their kids and kids friends a leg up. Kids are choosen too basedRead More on parents and kids being friends. Take AAU and All-Stars and positions in each sport. Parents coach because they want their kid in prime positions, kids are friends with certain kids or because a family does not like someone but the kid has talent not playing. You need "out of area" coaches to come and determine if a kid is "that good" to be at the next level not "locals" whom coach because that is the only way the kid will get playing time.
CowDung July 23, 2014 at 10:20 am
sportsnut: Seems like a perfect opportunity for you to get involved in coaching... If nothingRead More else, becoming a coach will give you a voice in the league to lobby for equal playing time for all kids, and rotation of positions--particularly at the lower levels.
EddyDean June 11, 2013 at 12:14 pm
Well, it probably would've been a good idea to at least post a pic of the "long line" ofRead More people standing outside the store, Don't ya think? Just sayin'
Katy June 11, 2013 at 02:33 pm
Doesn't bother or effect me if "hunters" have to wait in line as long as nobody losesRead More their cool while they are in the line
rcarol May 22, 2013 at 02:38 pm
That's the dumbest idea yet... where are the helmets? Next they'll be setting up a charity forRead More brain damage.
Kim Randall March 20, 2013 at 03:25 pm
Beef 'O' Brady's on North Dale Mabry has 29 TV's!
Sherri Lonon March 21, 2013 at 07:07 pm
That is a lot of TVs! Thanks for the number, Kim. Anyone else tally them up at other locations?
Peter Klingman February 1, 2013 at 12:07 pm
It never made sense to me that the Trop could really work long term. If one draws a big circleRead More around it, nearly half of it is water! Never thought the Gulf fish were into baseball. In the ideal world for the Rays, I would think the I-4/I-75 corridor would be preferable, but I am not a marketing guy. Draw from Orlando would help, I guess. I can't really believe that Channelside or Dale Mabry would get it done for the Rays, either. Does this town really have that many available sport/entertainment dollars to spend, considering the Bucs and Lightening?
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