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Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Obama throws curveball at team owners

The one where Obama and the Koch Brothers are on the same side.

President Barack Obama is using his budget to take on some of the most loathed people in sports — team owners threatening to bolt town if taxpayers don’t help build a new stadium — and it could put Republicans in a tough spot.

The budget proposal released on Monday would eliminate tax benefits that make it easier for cities to raise money for new, luxurious sports facilities.

 

 

eddieot Posted: February 04, 2015 at 09:16 AM | 36 comment(s)
  Beats: stadiums

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Montreal threat a reminder of how MLB once touted Tampa | TBO.com and The Tampa Tribune

Major League Baseball views local communities as groups to be exploited.

Jim Furtado Posted: January 29, 2015 at 10:01 AM | 54 comment(s)
  Beats: stadiums

Wednesday, January 14, 2015


Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Supreme Court sets hearings for stadium challengers | www.myajc.com

Just say no to tax dollars for sports stadiums.

Jim Furtado Posted: October 28, 2014 at 10:08 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: braves, stadium financing, stadiums

Citi Field will be more ‘symmetrical,’ less ‘gimmicky’ | Metsblog

I’m sure David Wright supports this move.

Jim Furtado Posted: October 28, 2014 at 09:27 AM | 2 comment(s)
  Beats: mets, stadium renovations, stadiums

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Yo Joe! Unanimity, Stadium Names, Field Goals

From Brilliant Reader Melody:

Yo Joe! I’m assuming you’re not a fan of teams selling their stadium names to large corporations. It’s sad for many reasons, including a disconnect between the stadium name and the local area, as stadiums were often named for physical features of the area or important local individuals.
I know you’ve been to far more ballparks than I have– if you could re-name each one that’s sold its name, what would you choose?

Joe:

All right, Melody, I’ll bite. Here’s what I’d call each stadium — mostly I would go old school:

Baltimore: Camden Yards.
Toronto: Skydome.
New York: Yankee Stadium 2.0 (or 3.0, really)
Tampa Bay: Demolished.
Boston: Fenway Park.

 

Baldrick Posted: September 11, 2014 at 03:01 PM | 2 comment(s)
  Beats: general, joe posnanski, stadiums

 

 

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