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Old 07-31-2011, 12:34 PM   #11
EdFindlay
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Re: Malden Minor League Baseball Stadium

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Originally Posted by HenryAlan View Post
I'm a fan of independent baseball, but yeah, this is really misleading. What they might say is that it's built to AA specifications.

On the larger issue, should Malden have a professional baseball stadium? I'd love to think that there is enough demand for non-MLB product that these towns might legitimately get some fans going to games. But I doubt very much that there is. Or perhaps, there's enough for Malden, but not also for Lynn. One thing I don't want is baseball becoming associated with monorails as a silver bullet economic development scheme.
Brockton and Worcester have been able to hold onto their teams, Malden might be able to if they can get a good jump on getting the city and the area closely linked with the team especially in a place where there hasn't been baseball before.

The site has bus, rail, and car access and isn't too bad of a walk from the heart of the city...perhaps with the right management they may be able to get it done right.
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