Even Bud Selig admitted Thursday that contraction isn’t on the table. Anyone who pays attention to the business of MLB knows it’s not a possibility. But in justifying its editorial, “Selig adds urgency to Rays-St. Pete stalemate,” the Tampa Tribune makes a silly assertion:
But (Selig) could render (St. Pete’s) contract mute by contraction — eliminating the team altogether, something he has said he does not support.
The editorial didn’t say much else other than Hillsborough Commissioner Ken Hagan “is right to view Selig’s comments as a warning.” Even that is very, very, very hard to justify.
Via Noah Pransky’s Shadow of the Stadium blog.