Tuesday, March 8, 2016

WDT: Baseball Gets Council Nod...Horbacz Dissents

    City Council voted 4-1 to bring the latest baseball team to the Fairgrounds. Councilman Cody Horbacz voted no expressing concerns over viability as well as interest from a collegiate team.
     I think this is the first time there has been a open split between the two new Council Members.
http://www.watertowndailytimes.com/sports/professional-baseball-returning-to-the-watertown-fairgrounds-20160308

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Here we go again, pouring money into some investor's baseball team so they can sell it next year. Been going on for many years. City Council never learns. Or maybe they get kickbacks of their own.

Anonymous said...

What is controversial about this??? Sheesh...

Anonymous said...


Thank you Cody. It is about time someone stood up for the taxpayers.

To subsidize another baseball team is just another waste of our precious tax dollars. Looks like a pattern is starting to develop; cut the fire department, privatize city services, get a for profit bus system in here and then continue to pump money into loosing ventures for the benefit of Parks and Recreation.

As a city taxpayer I am getting good an fed up with this Manager and bunch on council. Did anyone actually do a feasibility study? NO!!!! I do not mean another outside and expensive contract study; I mean good ol' fashion common sense. Seems like Ms. Garden get whatever she wants and we pay for it. Might be time to send her packing along with her band of cronies. She is as arrogant and condescending as anyone I have ever seen. Guess you can be that way when you have the CM as your party partner. SICKENING!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Who votes against baseball?Bet he votes against Mom and apple pie too!

Anonymous said...

So he voted against wasting more of our tax dollars? Good for him!

Anonymous said...

8:22, nobody is cutting the fire dept. Please give that propaganda a rest. And as far as baseball being a losing endeavor, you're wrong on that too. More than one Watertown silver spooner has made big money by selling the team after it is established. It's only the city taxpayers that get reamed.

Anonymous said...

The taxpayers got reamed on the arena, the City doesn't put anything into the facilities over by the baseball and football fields. No one else wants to rent it so they get stuck with this amateur hour group of misfits. Cody is smart, going to be a great councilman. He has a challenge keeping an eye over that department, because, as we no the city manager doesn't.

Anonymous said...

Bring back Stock Car Races.............

Anonymous said...

8 what ever! Sick of the cry Baby crap,on we the tax payers got screwed! The cost of the arena is so far spread out over years that none of us will ever notice it. If you are going to argue, have a real issue. The baseball is very much an issue. Cody was correct. Halt it, get a. Real team, move on, and make some money. Supporting half ass attempts kills us. Even if the people involved mean well. If they can't show a solid plan to at least break even, pass by boys!

Anonymous said...

Maybe if 602 owned any real property he'd notice...

Anonymous said...

Exactly 1:01...and how does the city pay for any of the sports teams? They don't. The only reason this "pro" team is even there is so the beloved parks and recs can get field rental, concession rental, etc. Running Zamboni's and maintaining ice is a LOT more expensive than mowing grass. I do agree with his assessment on half ass attempts though. But, the city and the taxpayers aren't out a dime on "baseball."