The city didn't fork over money to MLS2STL folks. I would assume that the Cardinals and Blues will both play in new stadiums in 30 years, but I don't know where.
If they don't step up, they'll be replaced.
The fans are definitely loyal. Remember, I was one of the few voices urging them to sign Encarnacion. That ship has sailed, though.
The tax is on all city businesses. Did you really want me to name each individual poor person that would be hurt? I'm sorry you cannot wrap your head around it. Try some empathy. It might help.
I guess some would agree with you. I stand by my opinion, though.
I have not done enough research to comment on Sobotka at this time. Sorry.
You're forgetting that the $4 million a year in new tax revenue can now be used for other things like "affordable housing, public safety and building demolitions," as Mike Faulk wrote. That's a hell of a deal for the residents of the city.
It has been two games. Let's wait a few games. Who would be better? Surely, you wouldn't put Grichuk there yet.
Let the millionaires and billionaires build their own stadiums. There are no independent reports that economically validate the use of public funding for pro sports venues. The exact opposite is the case.
If the MLS group breaks up, the hit will be on the reputation of St. Louis as a soccer town. It has been passed over by the league for two decades. Taylor Twellman was brought in to lobby the soccer community and yet they still couldn't make it happen. Perhaps the soccer market here doesn't have the clout it thought it did. Or perhaps most of the soccer fans fled to the suburbs years ago. It's hard to have sympathy for folks who fled the city when they don't get what they want from the folks they didn't deem worthy to have as neighbors. Twellman spoke from a place of passion, and he must be commended, but he didn't speak for the poor of St. Louis.
They're pretty much set for this year. It's too late now. Let's wait at least a month before we make too many conclusions.
That's just the nature of the beast. I think most fans appreciate how blessed they have been under Bill DeWitt Jr.'s chairmanship, but there will always be some fans who want more.
Let's see how Lance Lynn and Wacha perform this year. Also, keep in mind that there are some real good studs just a short drive away in Springfield.
No laughter at all. We were just trying to figure out what happened.
OK, I get it. You hate Tony Romo.
The Dome didn't help sell the MLS bid. That's for sure.
I'm against all public funding of stadiums.
You are never losing the Cardinals.
I don't think the Cardinals are interested in trading Carpenter down the line.