You probably saw the news today:
Minor league baseball at a new stadium on the former site of the S.C. State Hospital on Bull Street wouldn’t adversely impact the two-time national champion University of South Carolina Gamecocks baseball team, experts who conducted a feasibility study for the city told council Tuesday….
My first reaction to that was, “of course it wouldn’t ‘adversely impact’ the Gamecocks, because ‘impact’ isn’t a verb.”
My second reaction was, “Nor would it adversely affect the Gamecocks, a team that was national champion two out of the past four years.”
My third was, “Why did we need a study in order to realize that?” And then I figured that people would make that bogus argument whether it made sense or not, so something was need to move past that objection.
Now that common sense has been seconded, what do y’all think about this plan to bring minor-league ball back to Columbia?
As you may recall, I was really disappointed when USC refused to share its new park — there was a AAA team interested at the time — but there’s no undoing that. I still think the best spot for a minor-league club would have been down by the river, but now that that’s out, the Bull Street location seems an OK second choice.
But no better than just OK. It would be better in a location that’s easier to walk to from the heart of downtown. Greenville has that; why shouldn’t we?
But if we have to settle, this plan’s OK. I guess…