Found March 18, 2013 on World Series Dreaming:
Once upon a time, the Chicago White Sox, mired in a championship drought of their own, tried to pressure the Chicago and Illinois governments to give them money to build a new ballpark.  In response to this developing situation, the folks in the Tampa Bay area built Tropicana Field, a wretched hive of scum and villainy (actually just a domed ballpark), to entice the White Sox to move there should they not get their way.  The White Sox, of course, got US Cellular Field, and the Trop is now the home of the Rays.  But it’s amazing how a little leverage can go a long way. Around the same time, the Cubs were the last team in the majors to not have lights installed in their home ballpark.  At one point, because of the MLB commissioner’s mandate to not allow playoff games at Wrigley Field anymore (like that was a problem) if lights were not installed, there was a credible threat of the Cubs to move out of Chicago and into Schaumburg.  However, the city compromised and gave the Cubs a few n...
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