Friday roundup: Rays set stadium deadlinish thing, D.C. United can’t find the sun in the sky, Inglewood mayor flees lawsuit filing on Clippers arena

Farewell, Koko and Argentina:


12 comments on “Friday roundup: Rays set stadium deadlinish thing, D.C. United can’t find the sun in the sky, Inglewood mayor flees lawsuit filing on Clippers arena

  1. I’ll be pedantic (I gotta be me). Fox 8 isn’t across town – it’s an hour and a half north in the Piedmont Triad. Most people in Charlotte don’t get Fox 8. I only mention this because the unofficial “omertà” on what a terrible idea this is persists in Charlotte.

  2. If they haven’t got them yet, those Inglewood residents will be receiving care packages from MSG.

    If LA had tabloids, we’d get titles like:
    Butts Butts Out of Meeting
    or
    Pain in the Butts

  3. It looks like the Phillies are looking for the money for renovations, not a new stadium in Clearwater.

  4. I wish Cuomo would start using the threat of not upgrading the LIRR Belmont station unless the Sound Tigers relocate to Uniondale.

    What exactly is the point of upgrading the Coliseum if it will go under with no main tenant? : /

    • errrr…. spinoffs. Trickle Down. Friedman. Stop asking questions. Sad! Terrible.

  5. Audi Field looks nice, even if not as nice as promised. I can only laugh as the shortcomings of the location are “identified”–long after they were identified. That neighborhood is hardly prime location and is a pretty good walk from public transport. Small site, power lines, industrial location, sunset in the west…yeah.

    Also, please tell the “supporters” that–try as you might–you don’t “own” the team in any way in the US. Your team can afford Wayne Rooney, but not a marketing director, just as your team moves into new digs and preps for a sale. Hmmm. Maybe Wayne Rooney can run the marketing.

    • I’d argue the departures of the three executives is more an example of MLS being a victim of its own success than anything else. Now, if they all leave and take other jobs within MLS then that would be a definite red flag. However, they all landed jobs in MLB. If you work in sports you’re going to take the job in the bigger league 100% of the time. The pay will be better, budgets will be bigger, etc. A few years back maybe those guys aren’t seen as being qualified by MLB but now they obviously are.

  6. So the Isles tax break request is not for Belmont. It’s for upgrades to the Nassau Coli where they will play about 1/2 their home games until Belmont is built.

    • Ugh, sorry, I just whiffed on this week. I’ll leave myself more time for fact-checking (and just plain reading) next week.

  7. This really shouldn’t make me laugh, but it does.

    http://www.sacbee.com/food-drink/restaurants/article213797094.html

    “I gave them $300M, and all I got was a lousy sign.”

    Actually, we also got Sauced, a barbecue joint where state workers can get lunch for just $30, which explains why the place is never more than 20% full.