Pro sports teams steal from the public

  Please read Froma Harrop's fine, fact-filled column about how professional sport teams owners loot the public.

The outrageous proposal to build a baseball stadium on very valuable public land in downtown Providence with massive taxpayer assistance to a small group of rich guys is yet another example of this special-interest sleaze.

I'll take the proposed Providence trolley line any day in place of a stadium -- at least that would be something everyone could use and that could actually help the economy.

Casinos are another racket for taking money from poorer people and giving it to richer ones, but at least it's a voluntary impoverishment of a community.

-- Robert Whitcomb