Hagerstown Suns' owner Winston Blenckstone, who's watched local officials dither around for a couple of years on the question of whether they want a new minor league baseball stadium here, says it's time to decide.
Blenckstone, who signed a one-year deal to take his team back to Municipal Stadium, says he wants the matter solved before the next election, after which he'll probably have to deal with a new cast of characters. We agree; he deserves a decision. But an outcome favorable to the Suns is anything but certain.
Maryland House Speaker Casper Taylor has said that there would be state money available for a new stadium, if local government officials got behind it. Gov. Parris Glendening said almost the same thing two weeks ago. But so far, the response from local elected officials hasn't been overwhelming, in large part because of the lack of any large-scale citizen support for such a plan.