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Bud Selig comes to town

Selig was in South Florida yesterday and he had the pleasure of seeing the Dog and Pony Show.  Initially he met with the officials from the City of Miami and later the county contingent.  Afterwards he had this to say.

"We had very constructive meetings, and it was clear to me that all of us are on the same page," Selig said at a news conference. "We want to get a stadium deal down here as expeditiously as possible. I would regard both meetings as very, very constructive."

Selig expressed his dedication to Major League Baseball remaining in South Florida, but noted a new building, with a roof, would be necessary.

While this sounds promising let's compare it to what MLB president, Bob DuPuy had to say after his first meeting with local officials when he was dispatched to solve the stadium situation in the first week of January this year.

" Bob DuPuy, Major League Baseball's president and chief operating officer, told MLB.com. "We've had tremendous cooperation from the county manager and the mayor. There have been several meetings and we are really optimistic we can get this done. There's a will to get this done. It's necessary for the Marlins. We're committed to baseball remaining in South Florida."

DuPuy, after seeing the Dog and Pony Show, made roughly the same statement almost nine months ago.

In yesterday's meeting they only discussed that there were two possible locations and nothing about financing either one which is of course the major problem.

Color me unimpressed.