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Florida Governor Urging Cubs to Hold Spring Training in Sunshine State
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Governor 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. Crist says he's willing to go as far as possible to woo the team.

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

Ricketts says "it's really about getting the best facility."

Kenney says 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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