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05-11-2008, 09:52 PM
[B]New info on the Reds leaving Florida[. Seems Sarasota is doing everything they can to lure the Bosox away from Ft. Myers. Sarasota has gone as far as to offer a new stadium that resembles a mini-Fenway, on the waterfront, (that everybody loves). Wonder why the Reds couldn't have at least gotten Ed Smith improved, along with the practice fields like they wanted? I think management really blew this negotiation, and now the Reds are moving to Az., where significantly fewer of us will be able to afford to attend. (And Castellini is supposedly an astute businessman).

George Foster
05-11-2008, 10:13 PM
or maybe the Sarasota city council thought the Reds were bluffing. Now that they are leaving, it is going to cost them even more. They screwed up, the Reds didn't.

The whole point of Spring Training is to get the team in shape for the regular season. Sarasota basically told us to go screw ourselves...what was the Reds to do??? Say OK? Arizona wanted us and they have a new facility. I think it was a no brainer.