Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Eric Holder is Mum in Memphis

Posted By on Wed, Jul 22, 2009 at 2:10 PM

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.

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Thursday, July 16, 2009

Inner City Baseball Whiffs

Posted By on Thu, Jul 16, 2009 at 10:12 AM

178f/1247756927-redbirdspix.jpg 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.

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Friday, July 10, 2009

Beware of Rosy Attendance Numbers

Posted By on Fri, Jul 10, 2009 at 4:08 PM

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.

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