San Antonio to Marlins: Don’t call us in the morning

At least somebody around here knows how to stick to a deadline: Having setting May 15 as the move-or-get-off-the-pot date for the Florida Marlins, San Antonio city officials yesterday informed the team that it was withdrawing its offer of $200 million in public stadium funds. For now. Though Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff said he’d “happily re-engage in discussions” if the Fish first “determine they want to move the franchise to San Antonio.”

Added Mayor Phil Hardberger of the city’s failed runs at the Marlins and the New Orleans Saints: “The truth is these exercises are not costing San Antonio anything. They are actually kind of fun. Most of us enjoyed having the Saints here … It’s kind of like a date that doesn’t lead to marriage, but it doesn’t necessarily mean it’s not fun.” All the kids are doing it! (Or not.)


One comment on “San Antonio to Marlins: Don’t call us in the morning

  1. Sort of amazing the City or County of San Antonio can throw around hundreds of millions of dollars for sports team when the city pop is onle 1.144 million and county is 1.392. I live in Sacramento and we can’t come up with a few hundred million to fix the levees so the City will not go underwater.