Most of us come up with ways to deal with boredom. One of mine is to study the frivolous lawsuits filed by Charlotte real estate attorney Jerry Reese.
Reese has more lawsuits than most of us have suits.
He has filed seven. Mecklenburg County discouraged him from filing an eighth.
Reese's intent is always the same. He wants to stop the Charlotte Knights from building a ballpark for minor league baseball. He contends he has been in contact with a Major League Baseball team that wants to come to Charlotte.
Like most sports, baseball is fighting to hang onto what it has. Every credible study I've read suggests that Charlotte can't support a big league team. The reason the studies suggest this is because Charlotte can't support Major League Baseball.
Once the newness wore off we'd do well on weekends, when fans came down from Greensboro and up from Spartanburg. But on weeknights when anybody but a glamour opponent came to town? The stadium would be a testament to empty seats.
Reese might have some credibility if he would reveal the name of the super-secret team that has selected him as its conduit to the Carolinas. He hasn't.
The Charlotte Knights have done everything right, and they deserve an opportunity to play in the city they represent. The absence of silly suits will help them get there.