Yesterday, while attending a diversity symposium in NYC, Westchester resident, Brooklyn native, and Rays owner Stu Sternberg had this to say about the Mets:
“As a Mets fan growing up and all, it’s wonderful to be here in September when things really do matter, and it’s a very exciting time to be a Mets fan. And I am still, as well, even though I’ve got the Tampa Bay Rays.”
He also added:
“In Major League Baseball we try to have local ownership in places, but when we bought the team, George Steinbrenner was running the Yankees from Tampa, so I figured I could run the Tampa Bay Rays from New York.”
Hmmm, I don’t recall Steinbrenner ever professing love for another Major League team. You sir, are no Steinbrenner. What do you think? Do you think this is cool for an owner to say? I also grew up a Mets fan, became a Rays fan, and am now happy for the Mets too. The difference is, I don’t own the Rays.