The Biz of Baseball is tracking their 10 Major League Baseball stories for the upcoming new year and hopefully the Marlins won't be a causality.
Darren Rovell predicts that in '09 a proposed new stadium project will fail. A popular and political backlash against public dollars for private stadiums (CitiField and Yankee Stadium bringing much national media attention to the subject), the credit crisis and the greatly softer market for stadium naming rights will be problematic for the Marlins (soon), Rays and A’s. Can you say PSL?
We should know soon enough, since the county commissioners are expected to vote on the contracts sometime in January.
Personally, I think it will pass. But when it comes to a new stadium for the Marlins, you never know for sure.