I knew victory would be denied in the Cavs’ series opener against Orlando the instant the blimp shot of a fully lit, but empty Jacobs “Progressive Can Suck My Bum” Field . Yes, the Indians were on the road in Kansas City, but there the Jake was attracting an array of flying insects because the Powers That Are in Cleveland feel the insecure need to showcase their city.
Just who do these clowns think they are fooling? Everyone knows downtown is a shit hole — the stadium lights of a not so new baseball stadium aren’t going to change that. People across the land aren’t going to say, “Wow, look at that cool baseball stadium! Honey, let’s vacation in Cleveland this year.”
If the city leaders wanted to properly showcase the city, images of prostitutes who have reclaimed their rightful turf around Jacobs’ Field would be shown. Add some shots of the long unemployment lines and decaying schools, then throw in the perennial orange construction barrels that are a band aid on the festering cancer of decaying infrastructure. Show the desolate Flats that once offered the false hope of urban renewal.
Burn, Cuyahoga, burn.