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TACOMA: Give new Cheney Stadium a chance

Letter by Mike Crowley, Tacoma on March 23, 2011 at 2:10 pm | 3 Comments »
March 24, 2011 10:02 am

I’m amused by all of the furor created by Lewis Kamb’s front-page article (TNT, 3-20), the follow-up column by Peter Callaghan (3-22) and then an editorial (3-23) concerning the roofline at Cheney Stadium.

Reporters, columnists, editorial writers and “fans” are in a lather that the “regular people” will be out in the blazing sunshine or be forced to sit in torrential rainstorms to watch a ballgame. I, for one, have never gone to a game in a pouring rain, and if a shower came up during the game I always found shelter.

While I have fond memories of the old Cheney Stadium, I avoided sitting under the roof on a nice sunny day because it felt as if I were in a tunnel. By the way, there are only 13 day games (where the sun could be shining) out of 72 home games on the Tacoma Rainiers’ schedule this year.

Everyone needs to relax and go to a game and judge for themselves whether or not they like the new ballpark instead of making a decision before the new Cheney Stadium has even opened.

(Crowley is a former Tacoma mayor.)

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