Letter: Are the Saints the people’s team or the politicians’ team?

As the St. Paul Saints have settled into their new ballpark, I am reminded of the Wizard of Oz. The Wizard has ascended in his balloon. Toto has found the dog park. The Scarecrow might get his brain, but the Tin Woodsman will never find his heart and Dorothy knows she can never go home again.

For 22 years I felt the Saints were the people’s team; now I fear they are the politicians’ team. (The mayor was even allowed to coach first base!) Perhaps after all these years the Wicked Witch has finally won!

And me? I am watching my life slowly fade from color back to sepia.


Jim Ashworth, St. Anthony Park

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