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Re:Re: Re:Re: Re:Re: Minor league radio update

---------- "Dan Billings" <billings@suscom-maine.net> writes:
What's the problem between Weber and the City of Lowell?  It would be a
shame to see the team move.  Since team moved to Lowell, it has been one of
the most successful teams in the NY-Penn League.  Last year, only Brooklyn
and Aberdeen had higher attendance.
-- Dan Billings, Bowdoinham, Maine

Dave writes:
In a word, greed.  When The Spinners first got a lease the deal was they pay the city several hundred thousand dollars over the life of the lease and pick up the cost of maintenence.  The Spinners have been much more successful than anyone thought, so when The Lowell Plan (a quasi-public agency) offered to put up a couple of million dollars to loan to the Weber's to expand seating at the ballpark the city wanted to rewrite the lease to get more money.  From what I read in the paper that ticked off Weber and he agreed to reopen the lease but changed his mind about taking on 2-million dollars in debt to expand a ballpark he doesn't own.