Here’s my theory: When you don’t “own” your money—when you haven’t worked for it—you make stupid mistakes. The Twins owners did not earn their stadium and so they made successive mistakes like signing Mauer and Morneau to ridiculous long-term contracts. Now, Mauer isn’t hitting (he claims he’s in a “funk”) and he hasn’t even played much at all due to injuries since Target Field opened. Likewise, Morneau has been on and off the disabled list since 2009 and does little to help the Twins win games.
Our economy is at rock bottom; let’s tell politicians to stop subsidizing stadiums behind closed doors. If they want to raise taxes frivolously by building sports facilities, they should put the question on a ballot so the people can decide.”