Update: As you may be aware, the Rays are meeting today with the Pinellas County Commission and the St. Petersburg City Council. Noah Pransky noted on his blog, that he’ll be live tweeting the meeting here. We’ll sum things up later on. Also, we added a couple of interesting links below.
…Because sometimes you’ve got to poke (or Tweet) the bear. I’m consistently blown away by the lack of responsible and/or objective reporting by the Times columnists, like John Romano. He wrote another antagonistic piece which you can see here.
In a perfect world, or in a vacuum, the Times would approach the stadium saga with an equal amount of criticism; after all, blaming the city of St. Pete solely allows the franchise to shirk off any responsibility for the way they’ve handled themselves in this convoluted situation we find ourselves in.
We’ll have more on this tomorrow after the Rays meet with the Pinellas County Commission.
Links For Finks
- Jonah Keri wrote a nice piece on the stadium saga titled, The Rays Threats Are More of the Same. We can’t recommend it highly enough.
- We wrote about a Tampa Bay Times Q&A piece with sports economist Andrew Zimbalist last week. A little sleuthing has uncovered that Zimbalist is paid by Major League Baseball, a fact that wasn’t initially disclosed by the Tampa Bay Times in their original piece. I’d imagine that the absence of this fact might be particularly relevant to people as they form their opinions in the stadium saga. I’m no conspiracy theorist, but…
- More on Zimbalist’s paid consultancy for Major League Baseball.