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by Epiehl
Rated: E · Column · Sports · #2194299
An update on the Tampa Bay Rays saga.
Five days ago, I wrote a column about the Tampa Bay Ray's wanting to share the team with the city of Montreal, (see "Tampa Wants To Play In Montreal." June 21).

Now I have an update.

Yesterday, Ray's owner, Stu Sternberg held a press conference to reveal where the club stands on this issue.

Judging by Sternberg's speech, the concept of sharing the team with Montreal has been nixed.

Sternberg told the media that he doesn't want sell the franchise, yet, he said that there's no support for the team in the city of Tampa Bay and relocating the team is a better option.

I absolutely agree with Sternberg about the city of Tampa not supporting the team.

Last month, when Tampa was first in the American League East Division, I noticed the empty seats around Tropicana Field when the Rays were hosting the Toronto blue Jays.

In fact, Tampa is dead last in attendance this season.

The club has just managed to get 552,740 in attendance this season.

Two years ago, though, Stephen Bronfman offered to buy the Rays and relocated the team to Montreal.

What did Sternberg do? He rejected the offer.

Basically, there is no definite answer on where the Tampa Bay Rays are going to end up.

The saga continues.
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