Detroit: 10 seconds to midnight
The clock continues to tick away in the effort to raise funds to preserve at least part of Tiger Stadium before the June 1 deadline. Michigan Sen. Carl Levin says he will seek federal funding for the effort, but in times of recession, such "pork barrel" spending is not likely to gain wide support. Besides, it's really too late to stop the wrecking ball. See the Detroit News; hat tip to Bruce Orser.
I think it's time to face up to the harsh truth: Tiger Stadium is history. And yes, I mean that in both the contemporary derogatory sense and the traditional reverential sense.