Friday, March 27, 2009
Deep South, FL
Looking at this image of the Dade County flag should remind us all of another familiar and much maligned flag, the symbol of the confederate south.
Love it or leave it. These good-ol-boys will take their groves off and knock you silly if you tread on their beloved flag ... or suggest that baseball is another symbol of a past gone by.
Like a steamed bun, this antique baseball glove is also like a bagel, they never go bad.
These good-ol-boys know that somethings old can be new again... and very motivating.
Here in the deep swamp, the county commission has approved a multi-million dollar baseball stadium without public approval at a time when tax dollars are evaporating. The string of events that have brought us to this moment are twisted and nail-biting.
At the bottom of the ninth, this mega-construction project is not about baseball at all but about the money... how to roll with it. The officials wipe their collective smiles with our dwindling resources.
They plan on paying us back with sales of Marlin memorabilia like these shower cap thingies.
But we all know what gets people out to the ball game most...
Just the same, do not be surprised if this is the typical attendance for a game at the new stadium.
Where is Norman Brahman when you need him.