Yesterday I pointed out an comment as one of the dumbest five arguments in the short history of the Nats message boards. Not a nice way to put it, but in any case this morning I started wondering about the other four arguments that fit into this category. Here's what I came up with:
5) Building a ballpark was a smart fiscal move for the city.
I think this will be proved true as time moves on. Sure, the timing couldn't have been worse, just on the precipice of the Great Recession, but already we are seeing more projects underway in the immediate area of the ballpark. Tax revenue to the city from the area is significantly improved as well, and will only continue to grow. Sure the move hasn't been the slam dunk win that was forecast, but treading water for now is a good sign and things will only get much better for the city (in terms of incremental revenue generated).