98.7 The Fan/Tampa Launches Campaign To 'Save Tampa Bay Baseball'
September 10, 2013 at 3:57 AM (PT)
CBS RADIO Sports WHFS-F (98.7 THE FAN)/TAMPA-ST. PETERSBURG is launching a campaign to keep the TAMPA BAY RAYS in the market, reacting to MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL Commissioner BUD SELIG's comment that the league is "disappointed with the current situation in TAMPA BAY” and owner STUART STERNBERG's inability to get traction for a new ballpark for the team, which has been a success on the field but a bust at the box office since its founding at the much-maligned TROPICANA FIELD in downtown ST. PETERSBURG.
The radio station has unveiled SaveTampaBayBaseball.com and a petition drive "to let MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL know that the RAYS belong in TAMPA BAY." The station's street team will also be offering "Save TAMPA BAY Baseball" window stickers to local merchants, and an "official Save TAMPA BAY Baseball Rally" is set for THURSDAY (9/12) at FERG'S SPORTS BAR AND GRILL near the TROP before the RAYS-RED SOX game.
“At 98.7 THE FAN, we strongly believe it’s in the best interest of the TAMPA BAY community to keep MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL here,” said PD JOHN O’CONNELL. “We will support our hometown RAYS every way we can, and encourage RAYS fans and the TAMPA/ST. PETERSBURG community to join us.”