It’s been tough to read between the tea leaves when it comes to the Miami-Dade/Marlins ballpark discussions. The lack of news could be good or bad. That being said, you have to think that the recent resolution passed by the Miami-Dade County Commission is a positive step.
The resolution, adopted on June 5th, calls for the following:
RESOLUTION DIRECTING MAYOR OR HIS DESIGNEE TO INCLUDE AMONG TERMS TO BE NEGOTIATED BY AND AMONG COUNTY, CITY OF MIAMI, FLORIDA MARLINS, LP, AND MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL FOR DEVELOPMENT OF NEW BALLPARK A NAME CHANGE TO MIAMI MARLINS AND AGREEMENT TO PLAY MARLINS’ SPRING SEASON GAMES AT HOMESTEAD BASEBALL COMPLEX
This tidbit is not new, but we did want to point out a funny note from the Committee Hearing on this resolution:
Commissioner Moss noted, for the record, he was misquoted in the May 17, 2007, “Miami Today.” He clarified that he did not call Homestead a “sloppy, back water town” but said Homestead was not the “sleepy, back water town” it was viewed as in the past.