I think I'm a lot like Sam T., law abiding citizen, bull rider at heart. The fact that this editorializer doesn't understand is that you can only present the facts to people, if they refuse to believe what is laid in front of them - then its time to do battle.
I see where Fort Wayne City Councilman Sam Talarico Jr., R-at large, is at it again. In debating the baseball stadium part of the Harrison Square project with opponents of that concept, he seems to find it necessary to insult those folks rather than debate the issue in a professional and dignified manner. -Yes Sam, how dare you wear a suit and present your case. I found it a little insulting that you didnt wear cut offs and a tanktop. No? Not what the author meant? Oh. Sam - I personally think you should throw out challenges for a steal cage match rumble.
Talarico’s comments following the March 27 City Council meeting would certainly qualify as his best performance in that regard. He claimed that those who say we already have a baseball stadium and we don’t need another one are wrong. He went on to say that “we do not have a baseball stadium. We have a baseball stadium (he just contradicted himself) in the middle of a parking lot that has no catalytic effect,” whatever that means. With that comment, he just insulted every person who had a hand in bringing minor-league baseball to Fort Wayne with the building of Memorial Stadium. - I believe this is where the guy looses all credibility. No only does the author get the quote wrong, but the speaker as well. CHECK IT OUT (the website is nice - take a minute and look around) - Its on the first box quote. I may be wrong, I personally didn't speak to Sam after the meeting, maybe these two had some words. Which part does he not understand?? - that the current stadium is in the middle of a parking lot or the stadium hasn't been a catalyst for ANYTHING. This isn't an insult, it is just a fact. Maybe this guy was the deal clincher between the Twins and Fort Wayne, to that congratulations, but you scrimped us on the stadium.
Carrying his logic one step further, since the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum is also “in the middle of a parking lot,” perhaps that building is next on his “move to downtown” list. He could have an insult field day with that one. -hmmmmm, well hot damn there's an idea. Did you think of that all by yourself or did you look at the last decade of FW history?
Being for or against the downtown baseball stadium is not the issue here. It is Talarico’s acidic remarks directed at those who just happen to disagree with him on this issue. Such remarks do not befit his standing in the community as an elected official. - He's probably right Sam. As your new campaign manager, I'd say you probably shouldn't run again, I know you really haven't put much thought into it yet, but I just feel its for the best. I just ran some polls in Roanoke, and it doesn't look good. I hope you don't mind, but I'm going to put your name in the write-in box at the next election.