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Howard Lincoln continues to kill my love of basebal

Just when I am trying to be all smiles and positivity they post this:

He starts to win me back by trying to say the right thing. "I don’t think we’ve done as good a job as we should have in explaining our position to our public and our fans. I think our only issue is the ability of our fans to get to Safeco Field because of the worsening congestion in this area." he continues "To the extent they have misunderstood what we’ve tried to say, I’d be the first to apologize."

Even though it is kind of arrogant it does say he would apologize. We can get behind that can't we?

Then comes the avalanche of arrogance...

But at the end of the day, he wants the arena at the end of our parking garage, and we don’t think it will work. There’s nothing to negotiate.

If fans are upset with us now, imagine what it would be like if we were spending money on something besides payroll.

We look at it as this site as a negative for us and won’t work. We’ll focus during this process as to why this site doesn’t work and leave to others to look at alternatives. It’s not our job to say Bellevue or Seattle Center is better.

We haven’t been approached. I’ve read the port’s reaction and they said they don’t have any money. That’s basically the same with us. We have no intention of making any contribution. And frankly, our political leaders know that $40 million is a drop in the bucket. Let’s get real.

No. It’s not our job. Our job is to build a winning baseball team. If the fans are upset at us now, they would be more upset if we’re spending money that would go to payroll.

Besides the baseball team, what are your fans telling you about your position on the arena?

Lincoln: Once we’re able to talk them, they understand the concern. I have to tell you, I have emails and letters that are off the wall. They accuse us of everything. It’s clear there are sports fans who think we’re trying to block this. We’re not.

I’ll say the same thing I said before . . . pure nonsense.