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Craig Sher comes to Tiger Bay

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When the ABC Coalition of business and civic leaders completed more than a year’s study of baseball alternatives, Mayor Bill Foster deemed the findings too hot to handle.  Well not for the Tigers!  Craig Sher of the Coalition will enter the den and walk us through the options and take your questions.  What will it take to keep the Rays in St. Petersburg?  In Pinellas County? In the Tampa Bay region?  How and when can our recession-plagued community come up with the public share of the hundreds of millions required?  Or do taxpayers want out of the game? What’s so wrong with Tropicana Field, anyhow?  And what will it take to re-sign Carl Crawford?  Sher, Executive Chairman of The Sembler Company, is a veteran community business leader with service on several dozen civic organizations and was the original developer of BayWalk.  On opening week of the baseball season, come for a briefing on the Rays prospects….of staying here in coming years.

Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including,,, and Sunburn, the morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. SaintPetersBlog has for three years running been ranked by the Washington Post as the best state-based blog in Florida. In addition to his publishing efforts, Peter is a political consultant to several of the state’s largest governmental affairs and public relations firms. Peter lives in St. Petersburg with his wife, Michelle, and their daughter, Ella.

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