Major hurdle cleared

Fort Lauderdale is now officially the past, and Sarasota appears to be the future.

The Orioles learned Wednesday afternoon that the city of Sarasota voted 3-2 to pass an indemnification issue that stood as the last obstacle between Baltimore finding a new Spring Training home. Sarasota County still has to vote on three issues later today — including the same indemnification issue — but isn’t expected to vote against its own proposal.

So if you’re scoring at home — or alternately making plans for next year’s Spring Training — you can be safe in assuming the Orioles will call Ed Smith Stadium their new home. Baltimore reached an agreement Tuesday on a 30-year lease with Sarasota County that calls for more than $30 million in funds to be provided for the renovation of Ed Smith Stadium.

 

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2 comments

  1. bigbadbird

    All very nice but Sarasota or Manitoba will not get the orioles out of last place. This team needs a Stopper # 1 starter and a 3rd or 1stbaseman and perhaps a new manager with a different philosophy. Mr. McPhail needs to make some trades or bring up MORE PITCHING Youngsters .

  2. atworkid

    I wil miss FTL but I won’t miss that awful stadium. Not much going on in Sarasota compared to FTL or South Beach.

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