I get random things sent to me all the time because I write a blog. More often than not, someone will reach out to me with an article idea that I have zero interest in publishing because it, frankly, has nothing to do with the Tampa Bay Rays, or anything pertinent to X-Rays Spex. Last night was different, however, because someone sent me an online petition regarding Stu Sternberg’s sister city proposal, which we here at the blog are adamantly opposed to. And while I may not agree with everything within, I cannot say that I disagree with the overall tenor of the appeal that was made.
The author made the mission of the petition clear:
Why create a petition? The answer is simple. We are fans of the team, yet we are not being heard. Many in the local media appear to be more interested in helping Sternberg play the leverage game than they are holding him accountable by asking tough questions. In an ideal world, the viral nature of the internet will give us a volume that cannot be ignored.— Sam McGreavy
Per the petition, the intended audience is Major League Baseball, the commissioner’s office, and the ballclub. As a concerned fan of the Rays, I signed it and thought I’d pass it along to you to do the same via this medium. Are you restless like me? Then click here for a link to the change.org petition, and spread the word.