The whole Huey's fever, I just don't get. It's familiar and kinda comforting and you can certainly get cold beer and some okay food but their prices have really, really gone up for such a casual joint and good service? Only in Midtown.
This is a win-win: how can folks not see that? The city gets a fantastic civic asset - and for those of you counting dollars, yes, it happens to be on valuable land; the bonds are rescued from the clutches of the New York bondholders who - let's face it don't care about baseball and don't care about Memphis; the team will belong to the World Champion St. Louis Cardinals who have been successfully doing baseball since about 1904, thank you very much; and the Cardinals put in money to make the park even better than it already is. And that's saying something!
By the way, it was never said that the city would run the ball park; that's one of those misconceptions that people like to perpetuate and get all worked up about. The Cardinals know a thing or two about running ballparks and facility management, I think we can trust them.
There is no point whining about how wrong things were done in the past. The people who brought this team here did so with good intentions, even making a non-profit entity to run things because it was about civic involvement not making money. Here is a chance to re-set and keep baseball here and keep the RBI program going for 17 years guaranteed - minimum.
Would all of you naysayers feel better with a dark corner at 3rd & Union and putting all of those people in the ballpark and connected to the team and ballpark out of jobs? See a decline in economic activity downtown? So then you can continue to whine about things being wrong in Memphis? Did you not see the comments from visitors - could you please shut up and giving such a bad impression of our city?! Sheesh!
Go Cardinals and Go Redbirds!
I am so RELIEVED to see the Flyer poll with so few chain and corporate choices like another publication. It is called Best of Memphis, after all - and we have a lot to choose from!
That was a mighty fine and long comment, Neondragon, annotated with a link and everything - wow! But the essence of the article is THERE HAS NOT BEEN ONE PIECE OF LEGISLATION REGARDING JOBS SINCE THE TEA PARTY/'JOBS' FANS HAVE TAKEN OFFICE. That is PLENTY to be inflamed about right there but the attack on women and their twisted interest in reproduction is pathological.
The Tea Party wants smaller government, sure, just small enough to fit in a woman's uterus. Let's face it - they don't want smaller government, they want Different goverment. Goverment done THEIR way. Like they're at a freakin' Burger King. We're getting a bunch of Whoppers all right.
The greatest hope is that enough of their constituents will, upon receiving their very last unemployement checks, will have had enough of the whole lack of jobs things and wise up.
By MIcaela Watts, Josh Cannon, & Toby Sells
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