"Research performed by economists has shown no consistent, positive impact on jobs, income or tax revenues arising from stadiums or sports franchises."
— Rhode Island
Take me out to the (publicly owned) ballpark
Thirty U.S. cities have Triple A baseball teams and "virtually everyone of them [is] playing in government owned ballparks."
No command of the timing.
Peter Kilmartin voted for the 38 Studios loan guarantee and his State House job was to "twist [legislator’s] arms to vote for deals like this."
They were in the dark
"The legislature was never given the opportunity to debate or vote on loaning $75 million to 38 Studios."
We saw it with our own eyes!
"I remember one of [Curt Schilling's] teammates said he painted his sock, the bloody sock."
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