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Guest op-ed: Sue Stu Sternberg if he moves

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Henry Boxlor weighs in on Stu Sternberg’s push for a new stadium outside of downtown St. Pete: There are some institutions that I universally dislike. Banks, Insurance companies, car salesmen, and professional sports organizations. Don’t get me wrong I like hockey, football and baseball. Basketball, not so much.  Just not the businesses that run them, like MLB, for example. I have watched the professional sports business manipulate states, counties and cities for years. Guys like Sternberg and his cohorts of…

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Tampa Trib suggests Rays should look across the bay for a new stadium

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From the Tampa Trib’s Sunday editorial page: The Rays know what’s needed for success. Kalt and his associates have been researching stadium designs, profitable ballparks and baseball’s economic reality. Of course, this doesn’t mean they should get what they want right away. Public officials need to safeguard tax dollars, especially during the recession, when the city can’t be expected to invest in a new facility. But St. Petersburg and Pinellas officials need to be ready when the economy picks back…

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