Rays mourn passing of minority owner Lance Ringhaver
Rays principal owner Stuart Sternberg issued a statement today following the passing of Lance Ringhaver, a founding member of the team's ownership group who was killed in a car accident Monday night:
"The Rays join the entire Tampa Bay community in mourning the passing of Lance Ringhaver. He was a founding member of the Rays ownership group and a key figure in helping secure the franchise. Beyond his love for the Rays, Lance's influence as one of Florida's premier businessmen and philanthropists helped shape much of Tampa Bay's development over the past four decades."