(A) wasn't this story about the same time as Marino was the vp for the fins?
And (2) it's not like she was ever going to get a ring from Marino. (It's not like he has one!)
Short. Sweet. To the point. That's the beauty Dave's iPhone.
And there was something else that struck me. There are no guarantees that any major event would come here. But there's a certain likelihood that it might happen because of the mild winter weather, the plentiful hotels, and the things to occupy ones time while they are here. And that likelihood doesn't change, whether or not there's a roof on the stadium.
On that note, the Marlins had the city of Miami build them a new stadium. In the past, there has always been this "reward" wherein a new stadium means an event (in baseball's case that's the all star game, football is generally the superbowl). The city was hoping for it. The Marlins were hoping for it. And then the Marlins had a fire sale on their roster, and baseball said "meh. we are not giving you an all-star game."
Sure maybe it was deserved based on recent events. But you can view this through a wider sports lens and realize there are no guarantees and it only takes one misstep where you anger some power that is, and they decide to remove the carrot. Or maybe some other city makes a better offer. Or someone else build a new stadium. Or there's a backdoor deal that eliminates a city. It can be so many things that influence the decision.
And just building a stadium means very little.