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Is It Over For The Tampa Bay Rays?

April 04, 2011 By: Katchop Category: MLB

Forbes is claiming that the Tampa Bay Rays are headed for contraction by 2014.

Larry King, who looks like the Crypt Keeper these days, threw out the first pitch at last night's Tampa Bay Rays game.

Larry King, who looks like the Crypt Keeper these days, threw out the first pitch at last night's Tampa Bay Rays game.

From Forbes

Strong push in Major League Baseball to dump the Tampa Bay Rays. From what I am hearing, I doubt there will be any baseball at Tropicana Field after 2014 even though the team’s lease runs to 2027.

The harsh reality is the Rays still have no fan support despite winning the AL East two out of the past three seasons and making it to the 2008 World Series. Stuart Sternberg’s group has done a good job of turning the team around on the diamond and developing and trading for  young players since taking control in 2004. But the Rays have averaged only 23,000 at the gate the past three seasons even though prices have been slashed and in 2010 the team had the second-lowest ticket prices in the AL ($19.75).

Original Photos Yahoo, flickr

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