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Saturday, May 10, 2008

Less than a day after trial set against new Marlins stadium

An AP article from Miami opens as follows:
  • the Florida Marlins are beginning to loosen their purse strings.
  • Star shortstop Hanley Ramirez has agreed to the framework of a $70 million, six-year contract to remain with the Marlins, a person familiar with the negotiations said Saturday.

The person spoke on condition of anonymity to The Associated Press because the deal hadn't been completed. It's expected to be announced next weekend when the team returns home from a seven-game trip.

The deal was first reported by SI.com.

  • long-sought, retractable-roof stadium near downtown, which is
(No mention of the recently announced lawsuit. Instead, the stadium is "finally on the horizon"--this tactic is in a "how to be a tough guy" manual somewhere. It says just ignore truth, reality, and above all--the taxpaying voters you plan to rob).

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