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Rays ‘not prepared’ to answer tough question

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From Noah Pransky’s Shadow of the Stadium blog:

The ABC Coalition visited Pinellas County’s Tourist Development Council today, and St. Pete City Council Chair Leslie Curran had a chance to speak directly to Rays Senior VP Michael Kalt.

“Do you want to stay in St. Pete?” she asked, according to the Tampa Tribune.

Kalt’s response was: “That’s not a question we’re prepared to answer right now…we want to stay in the Tampa Bay area and find the best place to play.”

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