Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Baseball issue up in the air, again

The half-baked notion of stuffing a baseball stadium into Shockoe Bottom -- of all places! -- is maybe the worst idea since the 6th Street Marketplace, at least among ideas that involve spending and risking large local public funds.

It’s no secret how I feel about this thing. Professional baseball, minor league baseball, should be played where The Diamond is now, or at a close-by stadium to be built.

Yes, I've written about this brouhaha here at SLANTblog and under other mastheads lots of times in the past (if you read Feb. 23, 2005, July 4, 2007, Aug. 6, 2008, Sept. 29, 2008 and Dec. 9, 2008 it should give you all you need, and then some).

So, at this time I won’t add anything new, except to point you toward an ongoing discussion on the topic at John Murden’s happening community news web site, the Church Hill People’s News.

Click here to read the latest — “baseball debate heats up again” — and throw in your two-cents-worth.

Update: There's a web site now devoted to promoting baseball on The Boulevard; click here.

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