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The Training Drain by Joey Johnston


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When I was pulling my Sunday paper from its plastic bag, right on the front page of the Tampa Tribune was this article by Joey Johnston. It was interesting that it was not only on the front page but that the pro's/con's could have been taken from the book I read not too long ago, Under the March Sun by Charles Fountain.

I even think he used the same individual USF Professor of Economics, Philip Porter as the argument against spending on Spring Training related facilities.

"Sports is a consumption activity, not an investment activity," Porter said. "These so-called economic-impact studies never include the cost to a community. It's simply an estimate of people who come to see the team and an estimate of what they spend.

It also talks about what I had heard on MLB radio regarding the Cubs and their situation in Phoenix.

http://www2.tbo.com/content/2010/feb/21/210029/na-the-training-drain/

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When I was pulling my Sunday paper from its plastic bag, right on the front page of the Tampa Tribune was this article by Joey Johnston. It was interesting that it was not only on the front page but that the pro's/con's could have been taken from the book I read not too long ago, Under the March Sun by Charles Fountain.

I even think he used the same individual USF Professor of Economics, Philip Porter as the argument against spending on Spring Training related facilities.

It also talks about what I had heard on MLB radio regarding the Cubs and their situation in Phoenix.

http://www2.tbo.com/content/2010/feb/21/210029/na-the-training-drain/

Interesting artical!

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