Daily News Buys Propoganda But Doesn’t Ask WHY A New Stadium?

Flipping through the News this morning I saw this nonsense:

Giants and Jets owners say they had no choice with pricey PSLs 


Really?   That’s interesting.  No choice huh?  Let me read more…

Mara says that the Giants would have been unable to avoid the PSL program even if they had known how severe the financial crisis would become. “That program is necessary to complete the construction of the new stadium,” he says.

Oh.  Interesting.  The PSLs fund the new stadium.

The question nobody answers, and the question the mainstream media continues not to ask is:

WHY DID THEY NEED A NEW STADIUM?

Show me one fan, Giants or Jets, who had a problem with the “old” stadium.   Any complaints are related to parking (especially since construction started on the Xanadu boondogle).   It’s hard to get their on mass transit, more so now that they made it a two seat ride.     Building a new stadium in the exact same place solves none of these issues.

The Giants are…let me check….undefeated and the Super Bowl champions.   The Jets were able to get this Brett Favre guy.   The NFL still has revenue sharing and a pretty good TV contract.

You wanted to make even more money.

You wanted to make even more money.

You wanted to make even more money.

Be honest when sending out those $20,000 invoices.

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Don’t Spread Ashes At A Stadium

Mr. Marvin was a lifelong Yankees fan who could remember the starting lineups from when, as a boy, his house was a short walk from the House That Ruth Built in the Bronx. The Yankees were such a cornerstone of his life that after he died in 1999 at age 86, his grandson Jeff helped scatter his ashes in Monument Park.

There was a similar story last week involving some ashes spread at Shea and the family was trying to “retrieve” them.

I kinda don’t feel bad for these people.

I’m sorry they lost a loved one, but to expect that you are going to recover ashes that have been mixed in with dirt, sod, rainwater, chemicals, spit and who knows what…..you’re just kidding yourself.   I know there’s the idea that you could go to 161st and River and look down on dad…but nothing is forever.  I’m sure there were some colonists who buried some people and in the 20th century we had no problem covering over their graves with a skyscraper.  Hell, we’re even going to do something similar downtown down on Church & Liberty.


Published: October 11, 2008
Fans who have scattered their family members’ ashes at Yankee Stadium and Shea Stadium are grieving.





>Tiger Stadium Lives To See Another Day

>Good news for anyone who is a fan of old ballparks. Yesterday, members of the Toger Stadium Conservancy presented the Detroit City Council with proof of $219,000 in escrow – enough funds to stave off the final destruction of what remains of the ballpark at the corner of Michigan & Trumbull.

As reported on MLB.com, this is just the first step:

The next step is two-fold as the conservancy delves deeper into the planning stages for the project. It faces a Dec. 1 deadline to present redevelopment designs and budgets to the DEGC for approval. Estimates for the project have been forecast around $15 million.
Those designs, Gillette said, have been ongoing. It has been a unique challenge simply because there’s no precedent. Most if not all old ballparks have been torn down once teams move to new ones, with maybe a monument or home-plate location noted where a stadium once stood.
“We have been all along working on the long-term plan,” Gillette said. “In fact, the long-term plan has been more solid than the short-term plan,”
If the designs are approved, the conservancy will then have until Dec. 10 to pay another $150,000 deposit.
All the while, the conservancy will be trying to finalize funding for predevelopment costs as well as the larger project itself. That work has been going on since the summer. Now that they’ve met the first fundraising deadline and demonstrated the effort’s viability, the other fundraising sources are expected to step up
.


Tiger Stadium was an amazing place to see a ballgame. It’s a shame that of the big 4 (Wrigley, Fenway, Yankee, and Tiger), Tiger Stadium was too often forgotten and hardly thought of in terms of the history of the game.

Too often we tear down the past to make way for the future, only to regret what we have done years later. Don’t let that happen to Tiger Stadium. To get more information on the plans and to find out about supporting the effort to save this historic landmark, check out http://savetigerstadium.org/

Tiger Stadium Lives To See Another Day

Good news for anyone who is a fan of old ballparks. Yesterday, members of the Toger Stadium Conservancy presented the Detroit City Council with proof of $219,000 in escrow – enough funds to stave off the final destruction of what remains of the ballpark at the corner of Michigan & Trumbull.

As reported on MLB.com, this is just the first step:

The next step is two-fold as the conservancy delves deeper into the planning stages for the project. It faces a Dec. 1 deadline to present redevelopment designs and budgets to the DEGC for approval. Estimates for the project have been forecast around $15 million.
Those designs, Gillette said, have been ongoing. It has been a unique challenge simply because there’s no precedent. Most if not all old ballparks have been torn down once teams move to new ones, with maybe a monument or home-plate location noted where a stadium once stood.
“We have been all along working on the long-term plan,” Gillette said. “In fact, the long-term plan has been more solid than the short-term plan,”
If the designs are approved, the conservancy will then have until Dec. 10 to pay another $150,000 deposit.
All the while, the conservancy will be trying to finalize funding for predevelopment costs as well as the larger project itself. That work has been going on since the summer. Now that they’ve met the first fundraising deadline and demonstrated the effort’s viability, the other fundraising sources are expected to step up
.


Tiger Stadium was an amazing place to see a ballgame. It’s a shame that of the big 4 (Wrigley, Fenway, Yankee, and Tiger), Tiger Stadium was too often forgotten and hardly thought of in terms of the history of the game.

Too often we tear down the past to make way for the future, only to regret what we have done years later. Don’t let that happen to Tiger Stadium. To get more information on the plans and to find out about supporting the effort to save this historic landmark, check out http://savetigerstadium.org/

>Mets Will Sell Anything – Even Seaver's Locker.

>Faith & Fear Correctly Asks…Must The Mets Sell EVERYTHING even Seaver’s locker?

Why wouldn’t you preserve the locker of your only indisputable Hall of Famer and display it somewhere at Ebbets Faux? Why wouldn’t you fix it up, recreate its 1969 persona, embellish it with era-specific equipment and a few Tom tchotchkes and place it somewhere where Mets fans could oohand aah over it?


The answer of course is that they don’t understand nor respect the fanbase.

The Mets need $41,000.    If they don’t have that $41,000 the franchise might fold.   Now a cynic might think they easily make $41,000 in parking every time they make us drive to Flushing when the game will obviously be rained out.   The cynic thinks that maybe you could have paid Jose Catillo $41 grand less.   That;s just being cynical.   The Mets need $41,000.   They also need to pay me back for the playoff tickets they sold me.  Isn’t that fraud?

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