Spring training home for Marlins and Cardinals may get big makeover

Commissioner Melissa McKinlay sounded a similar theme on behalf of her constituents, who live in the county’s prominent equestrian area. To the north, she said, Marion County is aggressively seeking to establish its own reputation as an equestrian center. She expressed reservations about having little or no money available to counter another county’s initiative. “I’m really nervous about spending every last penny we have for the next dozen years on beaches and baseball,” she said.