Friday, February 13, 2015
Herald's Buckley Nails Olympic/Fenway Nexus
His column in today's paper is just the latest example. First, Buckley rightly opposes Boston's incredibly dumb 2024 Summer Olympics bid. If you think traffic has been a nightmare during the 2015 Snowmageddon Chronicles, wait until hundreds of thousands of foreign 'pains-in-the-butt' start clogging our highways and byways. But, says Buckley, if we have to have the Olympics here, then at least the Olympic Stadium should be used as a replacement for the aging and increasingly decrepit Fenway Park. The current Red Sox ownership has essentially punted on a Fenway replacement—letting the next ownership deal with the issue. So, why not cleverly engineer the Olympic Stadium to be "trimmed down" into a new ballpark (as was Turner Field in Atlanta)? Brilliant. If we have to put up with beach volley ball on the Boston Common, at least we'd get a 21st-century, comfortable ballpark in the transaction.