It got a little lost in the shuffle last week, but a new grass-roots group has formed with the purpose of keeping the Rays where they are: “Keep the Rays in St. Pete,” reports Noah Pransky of the Shadow of the Stadium.
It fulfills another Stadium Saga prediction made three years ago: “Grass-root efforts will pop up. Fan groups – on both sides of the bay – will start rallying the troops.”
Of course, it’s been two and a half years since a similar group began campaigning for the Rays to move to Tampa. And there was another group, “Save Our Rays,” which said it also wanted to see a Tampa stadium. However, that group seemed more interested in selling T-shirts than selling fans on a new stadium.