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Stadium News - Sort of

The Florida Governor made a trip to New York.

Florida Gov. Charlie Crist met with Major League Baseball President Bob DuPuy at baseball headquarters in New York and used some of his strongest language to date in support of keeping the Marlins in South Florida.

"It would be a shame to lose baseball, obviously, in South Florida," said DuPuy, who has been involved in stadium talks.

"We're not going to let that happen," Crist said. "We'll do whatever we need to do."

The Marlins didn't comment.

Efforts to gain state funding for a new ballpark in Miami were rebuffed by the state Legislature this spring for the sixth time in eight years. However, Crist, who was in New York for a variety of meetings, has always backed a stadium for the Marlins, unlike his predecessor, Jeb Bush. It's unclear what Crist can do, though, without the support of the Legislature.

Let me help with that "what Crist can do" part: Nothing!

While his words and feelings are nice and welcomed, he can't guarantee anything.  If a stadium deal is going to happen it will be a local solution since the state has already proven time and time again, they won't be a part of it.