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Rays owner Stuart Sternberg seeing blue — and orange

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Speaking at an MLB diversity event at the Mets' Citi Field on Wednesday, Rays principal owner Stuart Sternberg acknowledged his New York baseball roots.

"As a Mets fan growing up and all, it's wonderful to be here in September when things really do matter, and it's a very exciting time to be a Mets fan," he said, per the Associated Press, "And I am still, as well, even though I've got the Tampa Bay Rays."

As for remaining based in New York since taking over the team in late 2005, Sternberg pointed out, "In Major League Baseball we try to have local ownership in places, but when we bought the team, George Steinbrenner was running the Yankees from Tampa, so I figured I could run the Tampa Bay Rays from New York."

[Last modified: Thursday, October 1, 2015 8:44am]

    

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