Friday roundup: Nevada gov candidate threatens Raiders’ roads, Phoenix sued over Suns arena plans, Rays stadium could seek Trump tax break

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7 comments on “Friday roundup: Nevada gov candidate threatens Raiders’ roads, Phoenix sued over Suns arena plans, Rays stadium could seek Trump tax break

  1. I have to hand it to you Neil: you are doing your damndest to put fieldofschemes.com out of business. Who knows, one of these days you might succeed at ending this wasteful nonsense, landing yourself on the unemployment line in the process. In the meantime, the rest of us will enjoy your insightful and entertaining posts, while rooting for your success/self-inflicted demise!

      • You’ll probably be fine. City councils and sports fans are the gifters who keep on giving. And giving. And giving.
        Still, I’m a progress-minded, soccer-loving resident of St. Louis, and you convinced me not to vote for the MLS stadium. So, one of these days…
        Ahhh, who the hell am I kidding.

  2. Rob Manfred was down in Mexico saying that he wanted to monetize the Mexican baseball market and can foresee teams in Canada and Mexico and wants to get to 32 teams…but has to fix the “stadium situation” in Oakland & Tampa first. I bet the people in Arizona in 1st place don’t even know they’ve been passed over.

    If the dbacks have any luck like the coyotes are having with their situations we’ll likely see them relocated and an expansion franchise put in Phoenix so Manfred can MLS the MLB market.

  3. Move the Dbacks to St. Pete and the Rays to Tampa. Problem solved.

  4. Instead of shaking down North American cities, MLB should do something proactive, like putting a team in Tokyo. Sports are going global, and the North American leagues risk being left behind by being too provincial.

    • Can’t actually bring to mind any sports leagues that are “going global” by putting teams on other continents. What are you thinking of?