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Old 04-05-2013, 12:52 AM
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Originally Posted by Lip Man 1 View Post

You are correct. The Illinois Sports Stadium Authority was divided along political lines between those appointed by Gov. Thompson and those appointed by Mayor Washington.

Washington insisted that the only location he'd approve (as the elected representative of the city of Chicago) was across the street from the location of Comiskey Park. He was adament about it and said under no circumstances would his decision by compromised. He wanted whatever revenue the Sox could generate to stay within that neighborhood.

Without getting too political...that's a damned good idea. Glad that it became that.

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