This Is How You Lose Her

“After the city invested over $300 million in public money to build Petco Park, the home team has been dismantled and retooled—not as one of those boom and bust “rebuilding” projects where blooming stars are perpetually sold off, but rather as a streamlined private enterprise built to correct for the one variable outside organizational control: winning.”

Back again at The Classical, I have a longform essay, “This Is How You Lose Her,” investigating how the city of San Diego built a ballpark and lost a home team.