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Professor Fountain on Florida’s fear of losing teams to Arizona for spring training

Charles Fountain

For Florida, spring training is a big business. Fearing an exodus of East Coast teams to Arizona, state legislators are discussing whether to allocate money aimed at keeping baseball teams in Florida for spring training.  Journalism Professor Chuck Fountain said the problem isn’t the facilities or the lack of fans, it’s because “…so few teams are left there.”  The story, “Florida’s fear of losing spring training teams could cost Dunedin,” by Kate Bradshaw, was posted April 26 in TBO, the online site of The Tampa Tribune.

Fountain is the author of “Under the March Sun: the Story of Spring Training.”

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