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December 04, 2003
Lowell contract tied to new stadium
The Florida Marlins have signed star third baseman to a four-year contract with a clause that cancels the last three years of the deal if the team doesn't have a new stadium in the works by next November 1. As Doug Pappas notes: "If Lowell's agent was smart, he negotiated a separate royalty for every time his client's face appears in an advertisement or article about the Marlins' proposed park. For better or for worse Lowell, a popular South Florida native, is now the symbol of the stadium bill."