'Among the problems with that is the state's $10 billion budget shortfall over the next 16 months. There is talk of a cutback in services and possible layoffs, and it is feared there will be a taxpayer backlash if a professional team is bailed out while citizens struggle. Additionally, if local help is not available, other groups may offer enough to tempt ownership to move the team.'
December 8, 2002 Submitted by
Via: Washington Times