It wasn't that great a rant. It did sound staged a little bit, and the "good night and good luck" at the end seemed a little dramatic. I know it can get expensive out on the road, especially if you had to pay baggage fees on your trips...but you did spend a week in Hawaii, got to spend a week internationally in Canada.
I'm in no way defending RE. I wish he'd rot in hell. I wish these guys on DC radio would've related the larger context of the episode.
Ahh..****, I'm kinda rambling.
Headlines such as the following are probably not what the team had in mind when they decided to tie into the Costner franchise...
"Field of Nightmares" for Kevin Costner's suburban ball club
http://www.wgntv.com/news/wgntv-costner ... 5995.story
It looks like Tucson is a non-starter as a site for the Fielders to play out their schedule...
Tucson revoking Toros lease for Hi Corbett; Wildcats, T-Padres to follow?
http://www.ballparkdigest.com/201107184 ... -to-follow
CM Punk for the WWE on Raw in what they call a worked shoot.
http://www.google.com/search?q=cm+punk+ ... hl=en&aq=f
I can't acess the LC guys rant, so I'd like someone to compare the 2.
Punk Influences Other Sports
http://www.wrestlinginc.com/wi/news/201 ... 9/cm-punk/
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/2011 ... 708049917/
...I could see them just cancelling the games involving Lake County at this point. Normally, that would create some big gaps, but the way the schedule is back loaded with LC home games, (they were scheduled to play the rest of their games at home except for a four game set in Maui next week) it might be the best solution for the league with less than five weeks left in the season.
It has been well-publicized that the minor-league teams which played in publicly funded baseball stadiums in Schaumburg and Joliet have defaulted on their financial obligations to their host municipalities in the last year. It has been the desire of the City Council to make sure that a fair funding solution is reached which would not require the City to bail out a failed baseball team.
The City has fully performed all of its contractual obligations to date.
Grand Slam Sports & Entertainment, LLC, bounced several 2010 payments to the City and remains in arrears for $60,000 for last season. Despite the teams default, the City allowed the team to play at the stadium for the 2011 season.
Unfortunately, the team has failed to pay the City $50,000 which was due on May 30, 2011 and $75,000 which was due on July 15, 2011.
Because of the teams failure to comply with its contractual obligations, the City has served the team with a notice of default
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