Mayor Fahey took a stand last week and decided that after dropping $35 million over the last 15 years into the 59-year-old Rosenblatt Stadium, Omaha taxpayers have finally spent enough money on baseball in Omaha.
Oh, wait. No he didn’t.
Mr. Fahey has decided, in his infinite wisdom, that Omaha needs to spend about $50 million and build a new stadium between the Qwest Center and Creighton University, after which the Rosenblatt stadium will be completely and utterly destroyed.
This new stadium, the name of which will probably be The Mike Fahey Knows Best Stadium will seat 9000, so both of the Royals’ fans better get cracking on their Myspace friends lists.
For those of you who enjoy the College World Series, there will be enough space for 16,000 more seats to be slapped down and sold to those suckers who think baseball is a real sport.
What makes me chuckle is that Fahey didn’t bother telling the Omaha Royals that he was planning on doing this. This surprised the Royals management, who, while probably being happy that they get a stadium that won’t reveal how few people actually go to Royals games, want to make sure they get accommodations that they don’t have to share with the CWS guys.
I would imagine that the conversation between the Mayor and Omaha Royals President Alan Stein went something like this:
Stein: Mayor, what about Leia and the Wookiee?
Fahey: They must never again leave this city.
Stein: That was never a condition of our agreement, nor was giving Hanto this bounty hunter!
Fahey: Perhaps you think you’re being treated unfairly.
Fahey: Good. It would be unfortunate if I had to leave a garrison here.
Stein: This deal’s getting worse all the time.