This sounds like an April 1 headline, but it’s not. Reports out of Canada say that if he had his way, Stephen Bronfman would have the Tampa Bay Rays call Montreal their home… at least for half the season. Under the plan, the Rays would start their season here in St. Pete. Then from June until August, they would play all their home games in Montreal. At the end of the season, they would come back to Tropicana Field.
So who is this guy? Stephen Bronfman is the son of a billionaire. At one point he worked in the marketing department of the Montreal Expos when his father owned the team. Word is his group already has land in mind where they’d have a stadium.
Neither the Rays or Bronfman are commenting.
Am I the only one who thinks this idea is kind of genius? It’s WAY out of the box thinking for sure. But this way Tampa doesn’t lose the team. Fewer games would likely mean a pretty good bump in attendance for the games they do play here. A pretty decent chunk of Rays fans watch games on TV anyway. It’s a weird idea, but I think it works. It’s definitely good for Montreal for a bunch of reasons. That city is all about hockey until May. And it’s way too cold for baseball until then. What do you think? Tweet @WQYKGeno or leave a comment on my Facebook page and I’ll include your replies below. –Geno
> The full story from Radio-Canada (sorry it’s in French!)