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Rays president claims full-season baseball ‘next to impossible’ in Tampa area; pushes Montreal plan again

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As the Tampa Bay Rays, the best team in the American League during the regular season, continue their playoff push, the team’s highly placed executives can’t resist detracting from it with continued talk of partial relocation.

Click here to read the story at cbssports.com.

Discussion Questions:

  1. Why do you think the Rays president is suggesting full-season baseball won’t work in Tampa?
  2. Why do you think they are pushing Montreal as a “sister city” as part of their plan?
  3. How do you think fans in Tampa feel about the plan?
  4. How do you think fans in Montreal feel about the plan?
  5. Based on information from this story, are the Rays profitable?
  6. What factors influence the Rays profitability?
  7. How might moving to another city impact the team’s bottom line?
Chris Lindauer
After working for nearly a decade in professional sports, Chris Lindauer, formed Sports Career Consulting to provide unique sports business education opportunities in and out of the classroom. In the eighteen years (and counting) that followed, Chris has inspired thousands of students to pursue their passions and explore the career of their dreams. He currently lives in Portland, Oregon with his wife, two teenage daughters and their dog.

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