Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Money Talks

A couple of weeks ago SK Baseball rolled up to the Reno City Council, hat in hand, beggin’ for money like Oliver Twist beggin’ for more gruel. Because of spiraling construction costs and the sinking economy, SK figured they needed MILLIONS of dollars of taxpayer money to move their stadium project forward. Yesterday, SK Baseball announced that it has bought the Reno Bighorns of the NBA D-League. The purchase price is rumored to be in the MILLIONS of dollars.

There are several words that come to mind after writing that previous paragraph. Boondoggle…swindle…bailout. Actually, the first thing that came to mind was WTF?!? The city is cutting services and salaries and jobs like a butcher cutting through a ham hock. Meanwhile, they’re actually considering giving SK Baseball millions of dollars. This just goes to show you how out of touch local politicians really are. If the Reno City Council gives even one more taxpayer dollar to SK Baseball, they should all be run out of town on a rail. We’re gonna bet the train will be full sooner rather than later.


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