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Gov. Crist wants to woo Cubs to Grapefruit League

The Associated Press
Published:   |   Updated: March 23, 2013 at 08:57 PM
TALLAHASSEE -

Gov. Charlie Crist is trying to persuade the Chicago Cubs to move their spring training facilities from Arizona to Florida.

Crist met with Cubs President Crane Kenney, Chairman Tom Ricketts and other team officials about possibly moving from Mesa to Naples. He said he's willing to go as far as possible to woo the team.

Crist said after the meeting, "We like palm trees better than cactus and hope that the Cubs might too."

Ricketts said, "It's really about getting the best facility."

Kenney said if the move is made, the team would likely relocate its Class A Florida State League team from Daytona to the new stadium.

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