Jobs and Baseball Leaving Small-town America

When a community loses jobs, it also loses confidence.
June 24, 2004, 12pm PDT | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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"The stadium-as-moneymaker ethos that drives the big leagues has trickled down to the lowest levels of baseball's minor leagues, and Martinsville found it no longer could keep up -- couldn't offer luxury boxes for patrons or hot tubs for players. The departure of the Martinsville Astros proves that unemployment isn't just about lost jobs but also lost community, lost confidence."

Thanks to Kim

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Published on Wednesday, June 23, 2004 in The Washington Post
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