Sound Off for Monday, October 28, 2013

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“Shadowville All-Stars”

Since: Dec 08

Columbus, GA

#1 Oct 30, 2013
"Macon Road would be a wonderful place to relocate Golden Park and get a professional baseball team back in Columbus..."

Interesting idea.
Matt

Douglasville, GA

#2 Oct 30, 2013
Where on Macon Road?
Where is there room for a baseball field?
If they put it over behind the library it would be next to the one of the highest violent crime areas in Columbus (lawyers Lane and Carver heights)
You could put it out past the intersection with Shatulga Road maybe.
A neighbor told me there was once a mall where the library is now and it had to close down because of the urban youth gangs scared off all the shoppers.
Truth

Smiths Station, AL

#3 Oct 30, 2013
Matt wrote:
Where on Macon Road?
Where is there room for a baseball field?
If they put it over behind the library it would be next to the one of the highest violent crime areas in Columbus (lawyers Lane and Carver heights)
You could put it out past the intersection with Shatulga Road maybe.
A neighbor told me there was once a mall where the library is now and it had to close down because of the urban youth gangs scared off all the shoppers.
That is very true, it was called Columbus Square Mall.
I think that putting it by the library is ridiculous so the city will probably do just that and continue to spend money they don't have.
I think it would be best just to keep the park we have, Columbus can and will not support a minor league baseball team so if a team comes here they will leave in 2-3 years anyway.
Matt

Douglasville, GA

#4 Oct 30, 2013
Truth wrote:
<quoted text>
That is very true, it was called Columbus Square Mall.
I think that putting it by the library is ridiculous so the city will probably do just that and continue to spend money they don't have.
I think it would be best just to keep the park we have, Columbus can and will not support a minor league baseball team so if a team comes here they will leave in 2-3 years anyway.
Thank you for the information.
I was really surprised when I moved here that a town this size has no minor league team. I went to a hockey game and the Civic Center was at the most 10% full.
The Civic Center is located right across the street from an array of housing projects and if you decided to walk to an event there from the downtown area you'd be taking your life in your own hands.
I really like the stuff that goes on downtown on Broad and those free concerts are awesome and the Springer Opera House plays are fun too, other than that we haven't found that much to do for entertainment.
The whitewater is great and riding bikes from post to downtown on the river walk is fun too.
Seems like Columbus is more outdoor themed than entertainment driven.
Truth

Smiths Station, AL

#5 Oct 30, 2013
Columbus entertainment is like a flea market, most of it is junk but every once in a while you'll find something good.
The Friday night concert series is extremely popular and about the best thing going right now for Columbus musicwise.
Also, check out the Loft and avoid the "open mic" crowd and places you see plastered all over this Topix and you usually won't go wrong.

“Shadowville All-Stars”

Since: Dec 08

Columbus, GA

#6 Oct 30, 2013
Matt wrote:
Where on Macon Road?
Where is there room for a baseball field?
If they put it over behind the library it would be next to the one of the highest violent crime areas in Columbus (lawyers Lane and Carver heights)
You could put it out past the intersection with Shatulga Road maybe.
A neighbor told me there was once a mall where the library is now and it had to close down because of the urban youth gangs scared off all the shoppers.
Out to the East and North is where i would guess, where the real frowth of Columbus Georgia is happening these days, and will no doubt continue to.

“Shadowville All-Stars”

Since: Dec 08

Columbus, GA

#7 Oct 30, 2013
Truth wrote:
<quoted text>
That is very true, it was called Columbus Square Mall.
I think that putting it by the library is ridiculous so the city will probably do just that and continue to spend money they don't have.
I think it would be best just to keep the park we have, Columbus can and will not support a minor league baseball team so if a team comes here they will leave in 2-3 years anyway.
For once we agree.

If any building of this sort becomes reality, the obvious areas on Macon Road are those where Macon Road merges with J.R. Allen Parkway, out to the East and North.
stelio kontos

Columbus, GA

#8 Oct 30, 2013
Yeah, no one cares anymore. The ledger went the way of the rest of those who silence people because they know what the "common person" says (or types) is right. I really am under the impression that the folks at the paper is throwing their own comments, becuase they lost so many subscriptions, they had no choice but to make things up.
stelio kontos

Columbus, GA

#9 Oct 30, 2013
Wow, they really let me get that through with typos everywhere.

“Shadowville All-Stars”

Since: Dec 08

Columbus, GA

#10 Oct 30, 2013
stelio kontos wrote:
Yeah, no one cares anymore. The ledger went the way of the rest of those who silence people because they know what the "common person" says (or types) is right. I really am under the impression that the folks at the paper is throwing their own comments, becuase they lost so many subscriptions, they had no choice but to make things up.
I wouldn't be at all surprised... the Facebook "people" there don't seem at all to be real identities any more than they were under the old system.

“Shadowville All-Stars”

Since: Dec 08

Columbus, GA

#11 Oct 30, 2013
stelio kontos wrote:
Wow, they really let me get that through with typos everywhere.
Yes... no "Edit" or "Delete" button here can be annoying.

“Shadowville All-Stars”

Since: Dec 08

Columbus, GA

#12 Oct 31, 2013
Truth wrote:
<quoted text>

That is very true, it was called Columbus Square Mall.
Had some great times at Columbus Square Mall back in the day... the Funtown Junction video arcade was a must for the hipster kids of the early 1980s.

“Shadowville All-Stars”

Since: Dec 08

Columbus, GA

#13 Oct 31, 2013
Matt wrote:
<quoted text>

I was really surprised when I moved here that a town this size has no minor league team. I went to a hockey game and the Civic Center was at the most 10% full.
Alas, our Columbus Red Stixx came and went...

“Shadowville All-Stars”

Since: Dec 08

Columbus, GA

#14 Oct 31, 2013
This is the thread started by the Ledger-Enquirer... not the correct day and date.

For some reason Lickskillit decided to start a thread under almost the same name... except he go the day and date wrong.

Go figure.

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