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Stadium sized indifference....

Posted at 9:57 AM on April 26, 2006 by David Zingler

Am I the only baseball fan in Minnesota that just doesnít care if the Twins get a new stadium? OK, ďjust doesnít careĒ is a little strong, but I really donít feel passionate about the issue.

For one thing, I can see both sides. I see the hypocrisy of the billionaire owners, whose politics are undoubtedly anti-taxation, demanding what amounts to welfare from the state to help them build a baseball palace that will exponentially increase the value of their franchise. Meanwhile, I am also enough of a political realist to look around the country at nearly all of the stadiums built during this latest boom and see that they were partially paid for with public funds Ė itís the name of the game.

Secondly, there are so many other more important political issues out there that I just donít have the energy left to deal with this one.

Finally, havenít we just been arguing about stadiums for so long that itís lost all meaning?

So, all of you stadium supporters and opponents have your little battle and let me know when youíre done Ė I am not holding my breath.

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