Unsurprisingly, the Springdale City Council did what was necessary to bribe a baseball team owner to move from Wichita to occupy the new taxpayer-financed stadium. But, with all respect, the following is a load of hooey. A ball team does not a city make (else they wouldn't leap from city to city so often and many cities, such as Wichita, don't seem motivated to dole out m welfare to millionaire owners to keep them).
"I don't know of many other decisions in the history of Springdale which will be as important as this one," said Jerre Van Hoose. "This will set a new course for our city."