Originally posted on Friarhood  |  Last updated 10/24/13
The sports industry is, by and far, a lucrative business. Whenever a small city or town gets in on the action of having their own professional sports team, you would anticipate that such an action would be met with resounding applause and a warm welcome – there’s pride to be had, entertainment to sell, and something new to advertise as an attraction in town. Certainly, San Diego celebrated back in 1969 with the dawn of the San Diego Padres as a major league baseball team. Sure, they had the Pacific Coast League Padres, but the Major League Padres? That’s something to celebrate. How about a team getting its first minor league baseball team in 10 years? How about El Paso, Texas, future home of the Triple-A Padres affiliate, The “El Paso Chihuahuas?” Apparently, not everyone is so keen to the idea. Don’t get El Paso wrong, they’re surely excited to have some minor league baseball action back in their town again after a ten year draught following the exit of the El Paso Diablos (Double-A affiliate
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