May 5, 2008

World Series decision by Thursday

The city should know by Thursday whether its pitch to secure the 2010 American Legion World Series won over decision-makers in Indiana.
Mayor Art Ward said the presentation to the Legion’s national baseball committee on Sunday afternoon went well, but whether it proved convincing isn’t clear yet.
“Now it’s the sit back and wait,” Ward said.
Ward and five other city and Legion officials flew to Indianapolis over the weekend to put forward the case for holding the annual baseball tournament at Muzzy Field.
At least two other cities – Spokane, Washington and Bartlesville, Oklahoma – are also seeking the tournament. There may be others as well, Ward said.
Ward said that members of the national baseball committee will make a recommendation on the site to the Americanism committee. Ultimately, the Legion’s national committee will decide, probably on Wednesday.
Ward said he thought the most compelling arguments for Bristol were its easy access to Bradley Airport, its history of volunteerism through the Legion post on Hooker Court, the help of ESPN and the fact that there hasn’t been a World Series on the East Coast in more than a decade.
“Hopefully, we can bring it home,” Ward said. “That was our theme: bring it home.”

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17 comments:

Anonymous said...

Maybe Sabino's will be able to afford renovations now!

Anonymous said...

The phrase "while Rome burned" keeps dancing in my head.

All this feel-good stuff is nice, rah rah team, but it aint' lowering the taxes, properly funding the education budget, and saving our town from the social ills....

Anonymous said...

Ok, Indianapolis is over - may we now return to our regularly scheduled mayoral duties that require some substance?

Anonymous said...

The phrase "you can't fix stupid" keeps dancing in my head.

All this feel-good stuff is nice because it could bring us REVENUE. It gives us a chance to showcase our City.

"Ain't lower the taxes, properly funding the education budget, and saving our town from the social ills...." SO WHAT? To put it in your vernacular....it certainly ain't stoppin it either! A little more rah-rah-rah Bristol is exactly what we need.

Anonymous said...

All this feel-good stuff is nice because it could bring us REVENUE. It gives us a chance to showcase our City.

It may bring some business to the area restaurants, etc but it isn't as heavily attended as the Little league tournament in August is. I've attended a few of the Legion World Series games and it isn't as well attended as some may think.

As far as showcasing our city goes, even if you put makeup and a nice dress on a pig, it isn't going to pass as a show horse.

You are talking about showcasing the worst area in Bristol.

Anonymous said...

12:01,

Even if the event (in your opinion) isn't as heavily attended as the Little League World Series, it will still bring in revenue, and that's nothing to complain about.

"Even if you put makeup and a nice dress on a pig, it still isn't going to pass as a show horse." .... Wow, your civic pride is underwhelming!

Anonymous said...

"Even if you put makeup and a nice dress on a pig, it still isn't going to pass as a show horse." .... Wow, your civic pride is underwhelming!

May 6, 2008 12:44 PM



I agree - The West End is nothing to be proud of or to showcase. The little league center would be a better place to "showcase" bristol.

Anonymous said...

Other than image, it really won't do much for Bristol, but it will cost the taxpayer additional dollars.
However, the West End promoters will use this as a lever to get some work done there, for the cry will be "if the West End was nicer we would have been awarded the series", or "Bristol would have looked a lot better if the West End was nicer" .

This is more political than substantive!

Anonymous said...

Showcasing Bristol means ALL of Bristol, not JUST Muzzy Field or the West End. If our city is chosen for this venue, people from all over the U.S. will be staying in Bristol, eating in Bristol, shopping in Bristol, entertaining themselves in Bristol....It's a good thing!

Anonymous said...

Hey ..... maybe by 2010 the green monster fence will be down and the legion watchers will get a good view of the Bristol Center Mall in all it's glory on the way to and from the competitions .

Anonymous said...

people from all over the U.S. will be staying in Bristol, eating in Bristol, shopping in Bristol, entertaining themselves in Bristol....
May 6, 2008 2:19 PM
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OR ....... Pequabuck and Terryville. ;-)

Anonymous said...

Maybe Bristol should just throw in the towel and call it a day?! Every attempt to improve our town is met with contempt and criticism, every new idea becomes a twisted conspiracy theory, and I won't even mention what happens to the poor schmucks who actually put themselves out there in the crosshairs.

I'm really at a loss. Wouldn't it make sense to build up your hometown instead of constantly tearing it down?

Anonymous said...

Maybe Bristol should just throw in the towel and call it a day?!

Bristol threw in the towel years ago. That's how we got where we are now.

Love the pig and horse analogy! LOL!!!

Anonymous said...

"Bristol threw in the towel years ago."

With citizens whose biggest accomplishment is sitting back on their large derrieres complaining about everything, I can understand why.

Anonymous said...

....Even if you put make-up and a nice dress on an ass, sit it in front of a keyboard and teach it type....it's still an ass.

Anonymous said...

OMG 8:37 - I think you nailed it! LOL!

Anonymous said...

Bring it Home .... ROTFLMFAO