October 1, 2014
A tale of two Florida baseball cities

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Tropicana Field, home of the Tampa Bay Rays, on opening day, 2014.

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A tale of two Florida baseball cities

Mark R. Howard | 3/31/2014

In St. Petersburg, Tampa Bay Rays owner Stuart Sternberg and his management group continue, more or less, to do everything right. The Rays continue to put money into their much-maligned ballpark, Tropicana Field, spending millions on the “fan experience” — employee training, upgraded concourses, restrooms, bigger video screens, etc. Ticket prices remain affordable. In Miami, well, just turn everything that’s true about the Rays inside out and that’s the Marlins — inconsistent, indifferent and chaotic. Turmoil and conflict in the club’s front office is well documented. But both teams share one thing in common...

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