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April 22, 2005
Selig rattles Marlins move saber
MLB commissioner Bud Selig was back earning his keep yesterday the best way he knows how: making move threats for teams whose owners would rather not be the heavy in stadium negotiations. "We like a team in South Florida," Selig told a group of newspaper sports editors. "We want to keep [the Marlins] there. They're optimistic. They need a new stadium. ... Look, they've got a tough crowd, but we love South Florida and I'm hopeful they'll get a new stadium. There is certainly no keeping them there without one."
Of course, various Marlins owners have been making this threat since the mid-'90s, but one of these days it might even be true.