Mesa AZ, anxious to keep the Chicago Cubs from fleeing to the Grapefruit League in Florida, promised them a new park.
A small hurdle: Arizona, and every municipality in it, is the fiscal equivalent of a SuperFund site.
So how to pay for this $83 million baseball park?
A surtax on Cactus League tickets, of course.
Wholly unexpected in Phoenix was the reaction of the other teams in the Cactus League - such as the Chicago White Sox. Their position, to borrow from Professor Quincy Wagstaff: whatever it is, I'm against it.