Now that MLB has settled in its new digs in DC, it is time for the next relocation auction to begin:
The Florida Marlins pronounced a Miami stadium deal dead Tuesday and said Major League Baseball has granted the team permission to explore relocation as early as 2008.
The raid on local taxpayers continues. If I were a city in search of a team, I might inquire whether more than one team at a time gets such "permission." If the policy is one at a time, can there be any explanation other than wilful and deliberate exploitation of monopoly power?