Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez was quoted in the April 9 article, Dolphins, Dade reach deal on stadium, as saying the stadium deal is very favorable compared to other stadium deals. First, this would indicate it’s just not as bad a deal as the others since we already know that the “community benefit” part of these deals doesn’t materialize. Second, we can now see what a bad deal the Marlins scheme is. Why should we expect the Dolphins’ deal to be any better for us? I suggest the mayor read the sports section from the same edition about the Chicago Cubs owner who will pay $300 million for Wrigley Field improvements and is asking the city to approve more night games and new scoreboards, not money. Interesting, too, is that the Cubs owner apparently doesn’t need to hide from the fans as Jeffrey Loria does.
Richard Miller, Palmetto Bay