A lot of reactions today to our interview on Monday with Frank Coonelly.  For the most part, the crowd is split.

Boy, that escalated quickly. I mean, that really got out of hand fast. Smizik killed a guy with a trident.

-Bob Smizik thinks the Pirates are taking a "if you come, we will build it" approach.  I took a look at the Field of Dreams reference, and how it actually applies to the Pirates.

-Dejan Kovacevic thinks that "attendance -> spend" is backwards.

-iSportsWeb calls it a backwards business model.  And yes, their car analogy was one of the analogies I was addressing in my post about bad analogies and baseball economics.

-That's Church and Mondesi's House pretty much echo Smizik's thoughts.

-WTM posted his views, which are similar to the thoughts I had about t...

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