Joe Siple, former Rochester TV sports reporter, guts and plucks the Rochester Honkers ballclub in a Jan. 30 post to his blog at www.joesiple.blogspot.com/ :
"Amateur baseball in Minnesota is stronger than almost anywhere in the nation. It is made of young men and old with one thing in common: a love for the game. They have other jobs, responsibilities and obligations. They make immense sacrifices to play the game they love. Dan Litzinger and Kim Archer, I ask you this favor. Don't make those sacrifices be in vain. Don't spit in the face of those who love the game. Don't let your greed and vendetta against the city hurt the Rochester Royals."
Check out P-B coverage of the dispute in today's edition. Bad blood abounds.