VIDEO: Chris Archer Says MLB/Rays Can't Work In St.Pete, Mayor Tweets Back!

Former Rays Ace Chris Archer is now playing for the Pittsburgh Pirates after Tampa Bay traded him North last season. Arch had some interesting thoughts on baseball in his old stomping grounds...

Speaking in Bradenton Thursday, Archer said, "The fact of the matter is you have to have the fans to come support the team," Archer told Mike Cairns of Spectrum Sports. "And there are great fans in St. Pete. I just don't think there's enough people to support the team.

"It's not dense enough for a major league ball club. The only reason I say that is because there's been a team for 20 years and the last ten they've been bottom of third in attendance, so the numbers speak for themselves."

Ahhh... yet another baseball player being critical of baseball in Tampa Bay. Catch the whole Twitter Beef below as St. Pete Mayor Rick Kriseman and WDAE Rays Insider Steve Carney go back-and-forth with Chris Archer...

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WDAE Rays Insider Steve Carney got in on the mix...

 
 
 

Here was Steve Carney's reaction this morning with Ronnie & TKras on WDAE as he explains his stance on the whole thing in more detail...

 

Mike Cairns who had the original interview called up Ronnie & TKras to chat about how it all started...

 

Where do you stand on the Twitter Beef? The Pirates and Chris Archer welcome the Rays and their Media to Bradenton for a Spring Training Game this Sunday... should be interesting.

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