Friday roundup: San Diego okays $1B arena complex, Manfred floats neutral-site World Series, and that time the Twins ran stadium ads featuring a kid who’d died from cancer

I am way too tired this morning from waiting for tranches of vote counts to drop to write an amusing intro, so let’s get straight to the news:

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  1. In other news, Glendale wants more commitment from Arizona Coyotes as city finally receives arena revenue

    https://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/glendale/2020/11/05/glendale-wants-more-commitment-az-coyotes-finally-gets-revenue/6175863002/

  2. Well, the DC United security camera plan is really just a warmed over version of something the border patrol does with their webcams…albeit that the volunteer ‘agents’ are just people off work who are sitting in front of their own computers in their own homes and, I suspect, probably drinking quite a lot while they watch static pictures of the desert near the US-Mexico border with whatever vigilance/frenzy one could muster for watching static pictures of the desert in the middle of the night when you know someone else is actually being paid to do the job themselves.

    I think DCU missed the boat a little by not requiring season ticket holders to set aside 4 hours a week each to volunteer to watch the security videos instead of demanding actual employees “volunteer” for the job.

    It’s all about citizen involvement these days. Is it really all that different from the power or phone company expecting you to log in to their website to find out what your usage was last month and how much they think you owe them? What happened to company billing and accounts divisions?

    I wonder when said companies will start requiring customers to initiate non-payment/late payment lawsuits or write their own disconnection notices too?

    I am eagerly looking forward to the day when corporations realize that their highly paid C-suite jobs can be crowd sourced as well. Sure, some convenience store clerk in Nome might not really be equipped to act as Chief Technology Officer for a major nuclear weapons manufacturer, but think of the savings in salary and benefits that company could realize if they just took that chance. I mean, they have a responsibility to their shareholders to outsource every job they can to volunteers.

    Think of the money HMOs could save if they just stopped requiring surgeries to be performed by trained doctors and nurses or in actual hospitals? I think this plan has legs (insert your own medical joke here).

  3. It looks like 3 of the 4 York family sponsored candidates in City of Santa Clara have won council seats. Let’s find the moral of the story….

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