From the RTD…
Clout Means Stadium Will Pass
Editor, Times-Dispatch: I am a native of Richmond who, on a clear day, can remember as far back as Mooers Field and Parker Field in the history of baseball in this fair city. I, like many others, have been following the story of the proposed new stadium that would be erected in, and that would sooner or later be just another scab on the face of, downtown Richmond. Most of the comments I have heard have been against the construction of this facility in the Bottom.
Now, I would like to add my two cents to this fray. Those opposed to the building of this stadium might just as well forget about it! It has already been decided that this will come to pass. It doesn’t matter how many sincere Richmonders oppose it. There is nothing the opponents can say or do at this point that can stop it. It is going to happen! As is usually the case, there are a few people with influence and very deep pockets who are behind this and who will be able to get their way and ram it down the collective throats of everyone else.
Anyone who doubts this has only to recall the inane statue of Abe Lincoln, which was erected under very similar circumstances in Richmond not too long ago. The majority of Richmonders did not want this either, but it is there anyway.
History has a way of repeating itself far too frequently in this city. Here we go again! William Marshall Young. weems.
What?! I’m totally disgusted. You mean, democracy holds no sway here in the good ol’ U.S. of A.? You mean, rich people determine what goes on and their bidding is carried out despite the majority opinion? Say it isn’t so! Oh the horror! The horror!