By Yihyun Jeong | The Republic
Some are begging. Others, name-calling. The message is resounding from those responding: Keep baseball in Arizona.
People have stepped up to the plate to offer opinions on a proposed deal Maricopa County has negotiated with the Arizona Diamondbacks over Chase Field. It allows the team to begin looking for another home immediately if it drops a lawsuit arguing the county should pay for $187 million in repairs.
Though no one showed up to voice any thoughts in person at a public meeting Monday afternoon, submitted comments were read aloud to the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors, which will vote Wednesday to approve or strike down the deal.