Max Scherzer

Schmuck stops: On the Rays' two-country solution, the Lakers' deal and more Orioles tanking talk

Schmuck stops: On the Rays' two-country solution, the Lakers' deal and more Orioles tanking talk

News item: In an attempt to reduce the potential cost of a new stadium, the Tampa Bay Rays have been given permission by Major League Baseball to explore a two-city partnership with Montreal, which would allow the Rays (or whatever they would be called in French) to play the first half of each season in the Tampa, Fla., area and the second half in Canada.

My take: This makes surprising sense, since it would remove the extra expense of putting a roof on a new stadium in Tampa,...

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