Thursday, August 05, 2010

The LuLac Edition #1256, Aug. 5th, 2010



The other day as I was driving to work, I heard Joe Thomas and John Webster talking about the Scranton/Wilkes Barre Yankees and Governor Ed Rendell’s offer to provide 20 million dollars in state funds. The duo went back and forth on the subject until Thomas said, “In my gut I think there is a deal already done. I can’t prove anything by it but I think something is in the works”. If you believe what you saw on WBRE TV last night, then Joe Thomas was right on the mark. Yesterday WBRE’s intrepid reporter Joe Holden interviewed Governor Ed for 14 minutes about a few subjects including the Stadium. After the interview, the Governor greeted Yankee official Kristin Rose and said, “These TV guys just don’t get it, but I think I gave them the right answers”. Rose nodded knowingly. Holden also reported that there was a phone call with Commissioners Washo, O’Brien, the Guv and someone from The Bronx. Washo and O’Brien refused comment. If the Commissioners get the money from the Governor, (which materialized overnight) they need to get the rest from somewhere. Taxpayers after being hit by a 50% increase from the previous administration may not be inclined to pony up the money. It can come from selling the team. Those dominoes didn’t begin to fall into place until the Governor said, “Hey, here’s some dough”. Two things, you have to love Governor Ed, the guy is an open mike’s dream. And more importantly, when Joe Thomas, long time sports, news and commentary reporter feels something in his gut, you know that it will prove true.


At 6:01 AM, Anonymous Pope George Ringo said...

Good work on Thomas's part; unfortunately the producers at WBRE didn't erase the ticker line from the screen, making it very difficult to deciper the subtitles accompanying the Rendell video. Unprofessional.

At 10:11 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Go Eddie? Go???

At 8:19 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Joe aint the only one feels this one in the gut. There is a deal and
they will tell us about it soon, when its all locked up!
Selling the team is the only alternative. The Taxpayers can not
shoulder the burden and government
has no business owning a baseball team. It was an experiment that proved why that is so. Done.
The Yankees knew they would own the franchise soon when they got involved. That was the plan.
Give up, McGee. Its over!


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