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Tampa Bay Rays owner Stuart Sternberg called for a press conference on Monday without revealing his intentions to the public. After meeting with St. Petersburg mayor Bill Foster, Sternberg stepped up to the podium to tell us what we already knew: Tropicana Field isn't good enough. Though for the past two seasons the Rays have had the best home record in all of baseball, the Trop is quickly becoming a relic of bland 1980s architecture. The catwalks, the spotty turf, the dome itself; all things people point to when they talk about Tropicana Field. Rarely is a kind word said about the dome, except perhaps for "thank goodness there is air conditioning in here!" In 2008, the Rays announced plans for a new waterfront ballpark to be built on the site of Al Lang Field, the previous spring training ...

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