Stadium Games: Fifty Years of Big League Greed and Bush League Boondoggles

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U of Minnesota Press, 2000 - Professional sports - 503 pages
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In Stadium Games, veteran Minneapolis Star Tribune reporter Jay Weiner analyzes Minnesota's fifty-year history with pro sports and the issues contributing to the bid for a new stadium for the Minnesota Twins, along the way providing a big-picture evaluation of national sports economics.
 

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Pelaez" For The Position Of "The World's Most Interesting Man"..
Perhaps?...But Then Again Perhaps He Is Just Waiting For "Kutchie Pelaez
and Frankie Valli" To "Make His Day"!...Ha, Go Figure!....
….We
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Some Of Captain Kutchie’s And Anita Pelaez’s Famous Key Lime Pies! Could
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On That One, That One Would Have To Be "The Lovely --Mrs. Anita Pelaez"
The Queen Of The Key Lime Pie World!
….I sure hope that this will be a great opportunity for everyone to
see some of “Don Rickle's Scenes” from his productions of his classic hits
“Tales From Kutcharitaville”. You Do know that Don Rickles and Johnny Carson
together produced those comedy hits about their friend “Mr. Kutchie
Pelaez” and their wild and crazy exploits of Kutchie’s Key West and The
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Classic Hits Surely Were. Don’t miss them, be sure to tune-in next
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From Kutcharitaville”, I Think That They May Still Be Available In A
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You Know, It’s No Wonder That Everyone Calls “Captain Kutchie
Pelaez”..The Most Interesting Man In The World! Did You Know That
Kutchie Drinks Those Wonderful Mixed Drinks Named In His Honor Called
“Kutcharitas”.?. There A Hell Of A Lot Better Than Any Mexican Beers.
And Much Stronger To Boot!
….That Sunken Ship In The News These Days,
….It’s Been Resting Down On The Bottom Of The Sea Since Way Back In
1857, “Mel Fisher” Even Overlooked That One! “Yankee Jack and Micheal
McCloud Now Have Reason To Write Another Song.
….Hell, We Can’t Find A Boeing 777 That’s Been Lost Only A Little Over
A Few Months Now! Could It Be Because The Jet Had No Silver and Gold Aboard,
Just People?….Go Figure……
….Good Thing That All The ….(“Anita And Kutchie Pelaez’s Key West Key
Lime Pie Shops”)..Are All Showing Increasing Pie Sales Throughout All
They’re Areas Of Distribution. Consumers Just Never Seem To Reach
They’re Fill Of Those “Yummy Key Lime Pies” That The “Peleaz’s Working
Partner Team” Continues To Produce. They Have Been Called “Love At First
Bite”. Everyone Agrees, That The Loving Couple Have Been Baking They’re
Culinary Delectables Over 40-Years Now!….Isn’t She
Wonderful?….”AAAHHHH”, The Magic Of The Gorgeous “Mrs. Anita Pelaez”
Well She Is Something Else!….
….Who The Hell Does That “Kutchie Pelaez” Think That He Is?….”Frankie Valli” Or Someone Like That?
….It’s No Wonder That People Are All Calling Him “The Most Interesting Man In The World”,…Big Girls Don’t Cry…Do They?….
….Don’t Cha Just Love Em!?….We Sure Do!….It is A Well Known Fact
That "Captain Kutchie Pelaez" Knows Who Put The Bomp In The Bomp Shoo
Bomp Shoo Bomp And The Rama In The Rama Lama Ding Dong!.He Even Knows
Who Put The Dip In The Dip Da Dip Da Dip!...How Cool Is That?....
....a-good-1-4-u-2-n-joy-ok!..."Very Interesting"!....
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...."Yeah"
A Few Wise Guys They Certainly Were "Frankie Valli, Kutchie Pelaez and
Joe Pesci"!....Together "The Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight"!.....
....Mafiosi Wanna-Bee's. The Key Lime Pie "Wild Bunch". They've Got Everyone Shaking In They're Flip-Flops!....
....Eli, Be Careful, Don't Eat The "Cannoli's"!...They're Killer!....
 

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Contents

If You Build It Minnesotas Quest to Become Major League
1
Something to Cheer For The Met Welcomes the Vikings and the Twins
33
Where the Sun Dont Shine Calvin and Max Move under the Teflon Sky
59
Im Only Human Understanding Carl Pohlad
111
Off Target Norms Stars Go South along with Harv and Marvs Fortunes
141
I Gotta Get Me One of These Carls Edifice Complex
179
Falling in Love with the Deal The Governors Men Go to Bat for Carl
209
Spilling the Beans The Twins Crime of Omission
267
It Sure Looked Like a Loan Carls Contribution Hits the Fan
307
Holding Up the Indians Arne Plays the Race Card
329
Leaving It to Beaver The Special Session Fake Out
357
Baseball Lives If You Push Green The Public Calls Carls Bluff
387
Resuscitating the Deal Norm and Sharon Wrestle for Riverfront Baseball
415
Building a Public Trust Striking a Fair Deal with Pro Sports
443
Notes
491
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