The N&R should buy this post and run it on the front page of the opinion section next week.
The current city council is facing a dilemma left to it by previous councils when the decisions were made to build the downtown stadium and later the White Oak Amphitheatre. Those two votes assured that there wasn't and isn't going to be enough baseball or outdoor musical entertainment to make full use of the old stadium. The newer facilities have sucked the life out of the old one, and there is nothing the present council can do about that.
Even if WWMS received a full-scale preservation and rehabilitation, with all its architectural features returned to their former glory, it would still be a melancholic place -- its empty seats a silent testament to its own diminishment, and to our diminished feelings for the soldiers who died in a war 100 years ago that few recall or understand.