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Florida law would turn its publicly funded ballparks and stadiums into

  1. Stacie L profile image86
    Stacie Lposted 5 years ago

    Florida law would turn its publicly funded ballparks and stadiums into homeless shelters
    By 'Duk | Big League Stew  Wed, Jan 25, 2012 10:14 AM EST
    Could the new Marlins ballpark or the Tampa Bay Rays' Tropicana Field serve as a homeless shelter for the 270 or so nights a year that they're not used for baseball?

    If two Florida lawmakers have their way, they might. As reported by the Miami Herald, state legislators have unearthed an obscure law that has not been enforced since it was adopted in 1988. It states that any ballpark or stadium that receives taxpayer money shall serve as a homeless shelter on the dates that it is not in use.
    http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/mlb-big-l … 58504.html
    why not let homeless use them? is this obvious discrimination?

    1. Castlepaloma profile image23
      Castlepalomaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Is this like Tent cities?

    2. Quilligrapher profile image90
      Quilligrapherposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Hey Stacie,
      I see two major issues with this proposal:
      1. Do the homeless have a quality pitching staff? And,
      2. Will they be paid in parity with the Miami Marlins players?

      1. Castlepaloma profile image23
        Castlepalomaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Yes, why not a homeless world Series, at least.. They a homeless football World Cup,

    3. Josak profile image60
      Josakposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Sounds likea great idea to me

  2. Evan G Rogers profile image82
    Evan G Rogersposted 5 years ago

    This points out the obvious flaw with government spending.

    But liberals will say "what a great idea".

    1. Castlepaloma profile image23
      Castlepalomaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      In Canada we are not allow tent cities or even allow to put a piece of plastic over a person body. We live in one of the wettest and coldest countries in the world and no where here, is like Miami

 
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