I hope the Charlotte City Council helps build a downtown baseball stadium for the Charlotte Knights.
The Knights are trustworthy and have always been willing to kick in their share.
The investment will be good for the city. I think, but can't prove, a Third Ward stadium will spark development.
A downtown stadium also offers a great option for fans who aren't willing to leave the state to watch a minor league baseball game.
Alas, there are valid arguments not to build the stadium. What should government's role in assisting private enterprise be? Could the money be better spent on other tourism related projects?
But there's one argument that's not valid. It is the fantasy that by assisting minor league baseball we're rejecting Major League Baseball.
If there is a super secret team that wants to move to Charlotte, I wish proponents would tell me who it is.
If Major League Baseball plans to expand, why is Charlotte a candidate? And why would baseball expand?
Once the newness wears off, a Charlotte team would attract huge crowds on weekends, crowds supplemented by visitors from Greensboro and the Greenvilles.
But during the week, when a mediocre team comes to town?
Again, I want this stadium. Detractors will say this is a bad time to invest. When was there a good time?
And if you want me to believe that the MLB is coming, come with facts. Who? And when? And how do you know?