Market Power

Musings by an academic economist on the power of markets and the power over markets.

Monday, December 13, 2004

More On The Marlins

I'm still scrounging around for some free agent information and I ran across this article in the San Diego Union-Tribune. Seems that the folks that run Pro Player stadium in Miami have told the Marlins that they are not welcome to play there after the 2010 season. Why? Here's a quote:

"Pro Player Stadium president Bruce Schulze said 2010 is the last of a series of one-year lease options for the Marlins, who share the complex with the Miami Dolphins. He said dropping the Marlins would let the stadium pursue such events as cricket and soccer."

Cricket? CRICKET? Oy! Better yet, "Blimey." If a cricket game is going to be a better investment for the folks at Pro Player, why should a government subsidize construction of a new stadium for the Fish?