Graney: Is Las Vegas really a viable market for MLB?

From Ed Graney at the Las Vegas Review-Journal on March 23, 2017:

To borrow from baseball commissioner Rob Manfred, viable means something that is capable of working successfully.

If you ask those who were most involved in trying to bring MLB to Las Vegas 13 years ago, the chances of it occurring then were as practicable as the game’s commissioner envisions now.

Big League Weekend has again arrived at Cashman Field, where the World Series champion Chicago Cubs — yep, still sounds crazy — and hometown grown MVP Kris Bryant will meet the Cincinnati Reds in exhibition games Saturday and Sunday.

The games annually indicate that spring training is nearing its end, and at the same time offer fans in Southern Nevada a close-up look at some of their favorite stars.

What would it take to make such viewing a permanent fixture?

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Originally published: March 24, 2017. Last Updated: March 24, 2017.