Attorney General Eric Holder came to downtown Memphis Wednesday but didn't say anything about local federal investigations or when a new United States attorney for West Tennessee will be named.
The Memphis Redbirds are revealing more than they know about their internal problems. They're trying to keep a lid on the premature ending of the 2009 season for Returning Baseball to the Inner-city (RBI) by not letting their most credible Memphis baseball insider talk about it.
That's really no surprise. The fact is, RBI was never just about the feel-good story of kids and baseball. RBI was the cornerstone of the tax-free bonds that originally financed the $72 million AutoZone Park. No other city in the country had such an arrangement between sports and charity.
The NBA and the city of Memphis had better learn from the experiences of the car companies and the big banks: you can game the numbers for a while, but the truth will come out and get you in the end.