Friday roundup: Graceland seeks arena money, Marlins and Cards seek spring-training stadium money, guy in Raleigh seeks MLS stadium money

In no particular order, or as we call it in New York, Mets style:


11 comments on “Friday roundup: Graceland seeks arena money, Marlins and Cards seek spring-training stadium money, guy in Raleigh seeks MLS stadium money

  1. “Most communities do have a 10,000-seat stadium and a 20,000-seat seat stadium,” Malik said.

    Opiod use really IS off the charts. Yes, Steve, we all have stadiums just lying about.

  2. Is Graceland threatening to move if they don’t get the tax break? #noleverage

    • Not sure about that, Steve. If new arenas can have statues of players who never played in them outside, and relocated franchises still hang retired numbers of aging stars who retired before the franchise moved, why can’t Graceland pull up stakes and move to Des Moines or San Antonio?

      As the classic Mojo Nixon song advises, “Elvis is Everywhere”

  3. Not up on my Mets history Neil…. is this season some sort of anniversary of a particular Marv Throneberry or Fred Merkle (Giants, I know, but still NY/NL)?

    • Nope, just honoring the latest instance of the Mets Metsing, as evidenced in the link provided.

      (Also, I’m puzzled why your comment was initially caught in the spam filter, unless it somehow interpolated your remark to expect you to say “Merkle’s Boner.”)

      • I wondered if it was grammatical, given that I forgot to include an indefinite article (?) at the end…

        English majors can write spam filters too, I guess.

        covfefe

  4. Will you be doing any posts/columns about the proposed Formula 1 auto race in Miami starting October, 2019? A sport, in the words of retired motorsports writer Ed Hinton, the owners fill 747s with all the loot they take from countries that host them (must be second behind the Olympics).