Current events from the authors of the Brooklyn Ballparks website.
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Juan Antonio Samaranch dead at 89
Farewell to the Robert Moses of the Olympic Games. There's some good and a lot of bad mixed in there. Good: ending the stupidity of the "amateurs only" Olympics. Bad: a legacy of gross IOC corruption dressed up as political savvy. Good: Unified Team in 1992. Bad: turning the Olympics into the most crassly commercial enterprise outside of the American film industry. Good: women integrated into the old boy's club. Bad: members of murderous regimes integrated into the old boy's club. And so on, and so on...