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The City of Laredo seems to be in damage control mode already. As the disastrous opening night for the Uni-trade Semi-Park draws near, distractions are lining up for Monday's seedy council meeting, no doubt in an attempt to deflect attention from the Laredo Lemurs lame logistical letdown aka Uni-trade stadium.
The agenda for Monday's upcoming meeting starts with the following recognition.
1. Recognizing Cuauhtemoc "Chito" Rodriguez, one of the most dedicated and respected baseball executives in Mexico, on being named the "2011 King of Baseball" at the Annual Baseball Winter Meetings Banquet held in Dallas, Texas on December of 2011. The "King of Baseball" is a long-standing tradition in which Minor League Baseball salutes a veteran from the professional baseball world for long-time dedication and service.
What is the connection between the King of Baseball award and our local government? If the award was bestowed on Rodriguez in December of last year, why wait until now to recognize it ?? How obscure is this award that the agenda item above has to include a brief explanation of it :
The "King of Baseball" is a long-standing tradition in which Minor League Baseball salutes a veteran from the professional baseball world for long-time dedication and service.
I'm pretty sure there will be a tie-in with the struggling lemur organization as assorted politicos gather around for another senseless photo-op. The Mayor, Olivares, Schuster are among those will no doubt look into the camera and think " Suckers!"
To show just how highly the city deems this magnificent award. It's worth noting that the award description included in the agenda item above is taken practically verbatim from......where else? Wikipedia.
Wikipedia says: King of Baseball is a ceremonial title awarded by Minor League Baseball to one person each year in recognition of longtime dedication and service to professional baseball.