‘Outside the Lines’ goes inside the Stadium issue

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A recent edition of ESPN’s Outside the Lines program explored the stadium financing issue that I’ve touched upon a bit over the last few weeks. While the video doesn’t really cover any new ground, it succinctly portrays why Congress is involved in this case. It seems to involve over half a billion federal dollars.

In the video, Neil deMause offers up his take on the financing, and Randy Levine attempts to defend the Yankees. No matter your opinion on the stadium matter, I’m not so sure I want him speaking for the Yankees, and that relocation threat sounds just as ridiculous live as it does in print.

(Hat tip to Cliff Corcoran)

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Questioning last night's rain delay
  • Januz

    I simply cannot believe the fact that people dispute the fact that relocation was a real possibility. What do the Dodgers, Football & Baseball Giants, Jets, and Nets have in common?…………….. They all relocated OUT of New York. This is not just sports related. Capital shifts in and out of markets pratically every second. Companies moving, high ended professionals switching jobs, states, and even countries, in search of better opportunities, pension funds moving around for reasons related to risk, and profitability, real estate transactions, you name it, it happens somewhere around the world every second (This is a major problem in California, where the taxes, regulations, politics, and attitudes are killing jobs (Guess why Tyra Banks moved her shows “America’s Next Top Model” & “The Tyra Banks Show” out of LA?)).
    The only places where this is not understood is in certain dictatorships with command economies and limited freedoms (Like North Korea), in the mind of opportunistic politicians (See Barak Obama, who promises to bring the auto industry back from overseas (Good luck)), and certain in the writtings of columnists & bloggers who hate the Yankees, who want them behind the Mets & Red Sox (See Neil deMause & Mike Lupica).
    The question of the fate of Yankee Stadium reminds me of Roe Vs Wade: It is a settled issue, that people for one reason or another, beat upon like a dead horse. It is settled. The Stadium is going to open next year, nothing is changing, and it is time to get on with another issue.

    • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Mr. Snarky Irrelevant Non Sequitur Jones

      Where’s the Dread Pirate Roberts to weigh in on this comment when you need him?

    • Neil deMause

      If I hate the Yankees, I have a funny way of showing it:

      http://bronxbanter.baseballtoaster.com/archives/1165555.html

  • kgSturnz0r17

    LOL @ Boston indirectly paying for our stadium

    • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Mr. Snarky Irrelevant Non Sequitur Jones

      Hey, it worked in the 1920’s…