Friday, January 31, 2014

Nationals' Move To City Of Palms Put On Hold

Sox Spring Home From 1993-2011
City of Palms Park in Fort Myers—the perfectly good facility the Red Sox abandoned for jetBlue Park in the same city—will not be the Spring Training home of the Washington Nationals. At least not for a while. The nascent plans for the Sons of Bryce Harper to move from Viera to Fort Myers were quashed when the developer of the property refused to foot the bill for the team's demand of $36 million in upgrades. So, Stephen Strasburg and the boys will have to tough it out for at least another year on the dismally-boring "Space Coast" of The Sunshine State. Too bad, three franchises in Fort Myers would cut way back on those moronic Alligator Alley bus rides.