Out of left field, we suddenly have a home-run election-year issue for what has been a relatively slow mayoral race between incumbent Jeff Graham and the man who stepped up to the plate to challenge him, Councilman Jeff Smith.
Paul Simmons says he's OUTTA HERE, citing his ongoing disputes with City Hall.
Strike three was a dispute over outfield ads. The arrangement was already down 0-2 in the count because of the fight over concession sales.
We're awaiting word from Mr. Graham (who yesterday canceled a meeting we were supposed to have at 3:30 today, citing "personal matters") and the man who wants city voters to make a call to the 'pen, Mr. Smith.