PaulieattheTap: I think they will be moved to Vegas in less than 3 seasons, and that new stadium will be a wasteland.
Gosling: PaulieattheTap: I think they will be moved to Vegas in less than 3 seasons, and that new stadium will be a wasteland.I think they're stuck in Miami for as long as it takes to get the 'money's worth' out of the place. After all the money it took to build it, Miami's only recourse left is going to be for Loria to eat every single goddamned second of the lease and make a gigantic legal nightmare for him out of sheer spite if he tries to move the team.What's going to happen is it's the Rays that will pay the price. Tampa is never going to build the Rays a new stadium now. Not after what happened downstate. They will let the roof cave in Metrodome-style, with Ben Zobrist taking a chunk of concrete directly to the skull, before they shell out one red cent for a new stadium. And the crowds are embarrassing, and nobody outside Florida is buying the bridge excuse. THAT lease is getting cheaper and cheaper to break with every passing season (it runs through 2027), and there are some cities starting to agitate. Sacramento seems to be the loudest in the group after the scare with the Kings.It depends on who the next commissioner is, but depending on who, I think within the next five years, Sacramento has a stadium proposal in place, and MLB puts together the money to help the Rays break the lease and run. The league's already trying to help the Rays through the red tape as it is.
NetOwl: If they go to California, the Rays could keep their name and change their mascot to a ray of sunshine instead of a devil ray.I'd love to see them called the California Rays, just to mess with the Angels.
jmr61: Baseball sucks.Always has, always will.
meanmutton: with a couple of your friends on a warm summer night, drinking a few beers, eating a few hotdogs or maybe a tray of nachos then there's something wrong with you.
PaulieattheTap: The problem with the Marlins is their fan base is more from Broward and Palm Beach counties which are to the north. They should have built the stadium off the Sawgrass Expressway in Sunrise. That would have gotten a good deal of fams from all 3 counties.If it was that close to home I may even go to a game or two. BUT, it is down where the old Orange Bowl was and that is just too far away.I think they will be moved to Vegas in less than 3 seasons, and that new stadium will be a wasteland.
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