Minnesota state legislatures are playing hardball with the Twins. They say that a strike may put the kibosh on a new stadium plan. Yesterday Roger Moe, the Democratic gubernatorial candidate, who had been supportive of past stadium bills as the Senate majority leader sent a letter to MLB, the Twins, and the players threatened to pull his support should there be a strike:
If I am elected governor of Minnesota, I simply will not allow Minnesota to become partners with people whose greed is so uncontrollable and so far removed from the financial difficulties that most Minnesotans face.
Actually, I sent the same letter, but it carried less weight.
It's great to see a city using baseball's extortionate tactics against them for once.