BREAKING: Miami-Dade County passes ballpark proposal
The proceedings started almost 10 hours ago. After a full day’s worth of explanations and grandstanding (I didn’t tune in until an hour ago), it appears that the Marlins ballpark plan at the Orange Bowl passed with a
10-3 9-4 vote. I say “appears” because the webcast was so prone to breaking up and losing audio that I can’t be absolutely sure. Whether it passed 9-4 or 10-3 doesn’t matter, 9 votes were needed and they got it. County officials could only say that the plan “shouldn’t involve general funds” instead of guaranteeing it.
Insofar as the A’s are concerned, the only indirect effect is that by July 1 the Marlins can be scrubbed off the potential contraction list. As we know, it takes two to dance the contraction tango.