Sunday, January 23, 2011

I see dead stadia

Since only sports related stories are allowed today according to the contract, I'll point out that the Trib whispers this week leads with the discovery of the extant website for the nonexistent  Three Rivers Stadium. You know, that website looks quite authentic.  Could it be intended as a hoax?

Who caught that last year?  What the Trib didn't bother to mention is that the site says it is optimized for Netscape 3.0!  Mosaic anyone?  What gets me is that the domain was renewed not too long ago and is now registered until 2013.  Just another bill that came in that was paid automatically?  Lost password?  Clearly the stadium authority gnomes don't read the blog here, since they had all year to do something with the ghost content, yet it remains untouched over the decade.  Weird. 

What next?  Someone in the media might discover that the Stadum(less) Authority still exists as well?  Can anyone really explain why?

Then there are the other paranormal activities going on down there that others have caught. Maybe some unified field experiments going on down there.

OK, back to the NFL channel. Well, I wish.


Blogger Bram Reichbaum said...

My understanding is that the Stadium Authority was especially designed to reflect City and County interests in the stadia on the north shore and all the land between them. That could be construed as more important than ever. Although then again, isn't the SEA controlled in a city / county split also? Or is it a differently orchestrated split, with the state being involved?

I'd hate to have to commission a study of *how much can actually be saved* by consolidating the authorities. But then again you could do a routine audit to clear out inefficiencies like web pages. Do we know anyone who performs even moderately-embarrassing audits?

Sunday, January 23, 2011 3:49:00 PM  
Blogger joe said...

Looks like Three Rivers has been hauled out of PNC Park in the latest Bing map; and I'm happy to report the bases of Exposition Park are visible from space.

Are there bases painted down there for Three Rivers?

Monday, January 24, 2011 8:11:00 PM  

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