I am not golf's biggest fan. I don't even play.
That being said, I will watch any of the Major's. As an aside, the problem with watching golf is that you really need to watch your alcohol intake. It's a phucking marathon.
Golf. In and around El Paso there are several golf courses, but probably the crappiest one is Ascarate. Why the County is in the golf business is beyond me. That decision was made during the Eisenhower administration.
The course only serves a few, and it really does not do anything for the folks that live around the golf course.
So I got a crazy idea.
Why not transfer Ascarate from the County to the City? And then the City relocate the zoo to the former golf course known as Ascarate and then some. Currently, the zoo is stuck with 35 acres.
For comparison's sake, the Texas town of Waco has a zoo of 52 acres.
Folks may not necessarily travel to visit a minor league ball club, but folks will travel to visit a zoo. Why do families go to San Diego? Not necessarily cos' of the beach. The water is too damn cold nearly all year around. It's got a kick ass zoo. Why on God's green earth would you go to Columbus, Ohio? The zoo.
People of all ages like zoos...unlike golf.
You'll hear crazy Moby Dick tales here in El Paso about SeaWorld, even crazier still are some people who think they can bring Disney to El Paso. Seriously some people said that as part of an effort to shut down Alejandro Lozano's crazy version of Ascarate. Say what you will about Lozano, but his nutty idea and the response to it was an acknowledgement Ascarate sucks in it's current form.
But if you don't like this crazy idea, I still got a crazier one yet. Get rid of Chamizal and put the zoo there. In general, I am a homer for the National Park Service, but I also know there are some things in the NPS system that absolutely make no season what so ever. I mean the Chamizal has the designation as Yellowstone and the Grand Canyon, which is an insult to all things Holy.