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August 3, 2007, 12:55 AM
An Open Letter to Stuart Sternberg, Majority Owner, Tampa Bay Devil Rays and Devil Rays Fans: Why There Is Hope

By Mike Pagliarulo and Adam White from www.BaseLineReport.com

Stuart,

As we write this letter to you, your Devil Rays are 24 games back from the Red Sox. The year has long been over for your team, and most baseball experts feel you never have a chance, not this year, not ever. Not with the Yankees and Red Sox financially steamrolling your organization. And especially not if the Baltimore Orioles manage to get their act together, which they likely will with the hiring of Andy MacPhail, and you have to compete against three financial superpowers.

But we at BaseLine Report think you have an opportunity. Here???s how:

To summarize Newton???s Third Law, for every force, there is an equal and opposite reaction force. This lesson from the world of physics is applicable to the world of business, including professional baseball, though with a twist. Let???s call this BaseLine Report???s Third Law:

For every baseball force (budgetary resources, organizational talents, tradition, rules changes, etc.) there is an opposite, albeit inequal, reactionary baseball force; such opposite force can be proactively utilized by those teams not enjoying the benefits of the original force.

So what the heck are we talking about?

Read more at www.BaseLineReport.com

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