Friday, February 17, 2012

Friday already? Time for the Friday feline

This is DJ Kitty the Devilrays' new mascot. Why a platter pushing pussy is beyond me but I guess it's not easy to cart out a devilray on a leash around a stadium. A guy or gal in a devilray costume would look pretty awkward too. The image of Homer Simpson flapping his arms in a ray costume comes to mind.

Not that I watch many sports but for us or any city to try and steal a team seems silly to me especially in this economy. Sacramento can't afford their own team because the city is broke. Los Angeles might have the bucks to shell out but considering the Dodgers are broke that might be bad timing to try and build a basketball arena. We've seen how that scenario works. Team owners sucker the local city leaders into a deal and the residents land up footing the bill. Last I checked it costs upwards of a quarter billion dollars to build one of these palaces. Not something to sneeze at in tight times. And when the glitter wears off in about 10 years the owners like a two year old whines about getting a bike only in this case it's a mega palace complete with jumbo-tron. And why would you need a TV screen 40 X 60 feet in size planted in the middle? Because to be able to even cover the price of admission requires a seat so far away you need a telescope to make out the players. That is if you can afford the parking rates which far exceeds the cost of a ticket.
Greed has taken it's final curtain call, gone to it's logical conclusion. Anymore just because you build it doesn't mean they will come anymore because the days of the Chamberlins and the Byrds are long gone. It's all about the money. It's gotten so bad that I understand that kids can't even play a simple pick up game after school without having to pay a court fee. And we wonder why they'd rather sit on the couch with a game controller in hand. Most backyards aren't big enough now to accommodate a putting green much less a basket ball hoop.

Okay I'll be kind and save the Steve Irwin quips it wasn't his fault you know.

Bank fails later if I think about it.


Randal Graves said...

You're so gangsta. Come to think of it, so are sports owners.

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