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Re: Spring Baseball is >>> October Baseball anyway
« Reply #25: November 16, 2012, 12:42:08 PM »
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Re: Spring Baseball is >>> October Baseball anyway
« Reply #27: November 25, 2012, 08:55:09 AM »
The article linked below contains four and a half pages about the financial mess that Lee County has created for itself by funding the Red Sox and Twins ballparks, the last half page covers the impact on the Nats, they asked the Lerner family to contribute to the ballpark fund, hahahahahaha...

The big impact of this is that when other Florida cities and counties read this article they are going to be a lot more reluctant to gift the Nats a new park.  Which is why I still see the most likely outcome being that the Nats end up sharing a park, either with the Astros in Kissimmee or with the Mets in Port St. Lucie.  In any case, if the Nats are moving in 2014, they're going to need to strike a deal real soon, the Nats beat writers all mentioned that this will be their last spring in Viera but I'm not so sure.

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County officials had hoped to strike a deal that would have taken the Washington Nationals from Brevard County, but Commissioner John Manning didn’t seem optimistic about that possibility when he addressed the TDC earlier this month.

“When the Washington National’s proposal came in, the dollar amount was way up here and we didn’t have the capacity in (tourist taxes) at that time to really consider moving forward, unless there was some significant negotiations and changes in those numbers,” Manning said at the Nov. 16 meeting.

When Manning met with the Nationals, he suggested the team, city and county “all put skin in the game together,” he told the TDC.

“Well that didn’t happen,” he said.


http://www.news-press.com/article/20121125/SPORTS/311240026/Lee-County-s-ballpark-figures-sky-high?odyssey=tab|mostpopular|text|NEWS0117

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Re: Spring Baseball is >>> October Baseball anyway
« Reply #28: November 25, 2012, 01:19:50 PM »
They should share the Disney Park with the Barves...

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Re: Spring Baseball is >>> October Baseball anyway
« Reply #29: November 25, 2012, 02:34:24 PM »
sharing parks is so stupid.  go get a deal done.

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Re: Spring Baseball is >>> October Baseball anyway
« Reply #30: November 25, 2012, 05:14:37 PM »
I also wonder if any team shares a facility with another team from its division.  You might not like the location, but you would think that Lee County would have made either Hammonds or Jet Blue capable of having 2 teams and would just redevelop City of Palms.

Actually, with the Lerners being real estate people, maybe if the county gave them city of palms's land, they'd be willing to kick in to become a second tenant at one of the other parks.

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Re: Spring Baseball is >>> October Baseball anyway
« Reply #31: November 25, 2012, 05:30:06 PM »
[innersouter]well, then Lee County should take more land and turn it over to developers[/innersouter]

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Re: Spring Baseball is >>> October Baseball anyway
« Reply #32: November 26, 2012, 11:06:17 AM »
booked my trip to see the Nats in ST! can't wait!