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County commissioners want Rays to know: ‘We want you to stay in Pinellas’

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The news that Tampa Bay Rays officials have discussed nine potential sites for a new ballfield with Tampa and Hillsborough officials was not welcome information among Pinellas commissioners. It’s time, they said, to make sure the Rays know the county wants them to stay whether it’s in St. Petersburg or elsewhere in Pinellas. It’s time to talk about other sites in Pinellas, Commissioner Ken Welch said Thursday. “Those conversations need to be happening now,” he said. They appointed Welch to…

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As Barack Obama watches Rays in Havana, Cuban baseball in crisis

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When President Barack Obama watches the Tampa Bay Rays play Cuba’s national team Tuesday, it will come at the deepest moment of crisis in more than 50 years for the island’s famed state-run baseball league. A flood of high-profile defections to the U.S. has gutted the country’s teams. Stadiums and fields are run down, and experts and fans say quality of play is too. The national team hasn’t won a major international tournament in nearly a decade. “It’s going through…

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