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Tampa Bay Rays' search for new stadium site

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Tampa Bays Rays owner Stuart Sternberg announced this afternoon that he will not negotiate with the city of St. Petersburg over a new stadium unless he can also pursue a Hillsborough option, and the story quickly became the most discussed news on tampabay.com.

Here's a look at what our readers are saying:

"They hung in there longer than I thought they would. Why is it such a shock that St. Pete is not a baseball city?" ~ Floridave via tampabay.com

"As a season ticket holder I am APPALLED by the team's actions. 23K average attendance is not bad considering the economic dysfunction we are in as a state and country. " ~ PJCFSU via tampabay.com

"I don't want to go over the bridge to a game. That is why I ride my bike downtown from my house in St. Pete about a mile away." ~ David Bamford via Facebook

"What a surprise! St. Pete does all the legwork for many, many years, and now all that we have done isn't good enough! Where was Tampa when we trying to get a team? " ~ Eileen Conte via Facebook

Tampa doesn't have the money for a stadium either. Sternberg basically said nothing. Break the contract. We could use the $$$." ~ Boxdog1031 via Twitter

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