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‘Thank goodness they got this right’: Twitter reacts to MLB killing Rays’ split-city plan

Now, Rays officials will seek a new full-time home in the Tampa Bay area.
Katie Platt holds up a sign protesting the Rays proposal to split the season between St. Petersburg and Montreal at the ALDS game against the Red Sox last season.
Katie Platt holds up a sign protesting the Rays proposal to split the season between St. Petersburg and Montreal at the ALDS game against the Red Sox last season. [ LUIS SANTANA | Times ]
Published Jan. 20|Updated Jan. 20

It was a plan more than 2 1/2 years in the making, yet it all came to an abrupt end Thursday afternoon when Major League Baseball dashed any hopes the Rays had of sharing the team with Montreal.

It’s safe to say the split-city plan always had plenty of detractors right here in Tampa Bay. And possibly farther up north as well.

Here’s how some on Twitter reacted to the news:

Contact Mari Faiello at mfaiello@tampabay.com. Follow @faiello_mari.

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