Longtime Seattle adult-entertainment figure Roger Forbes wants the city's permission to open a Déjà Vu strip club in a building about 400 feet from the home of the Seattle Mariners.The Mariners are not happy.This being the Mariners, that is a purely theoretical home run, but the point is taken.
They have filed a formal objection with the city, saying the city should not allow nude
dancing a home-run's distance from a place where there have been 3.9 million visits from children between 1999 and 2007.
According to the article, the Mariners' are basing their legal position on an ordinance that makes reference to "public parks." Allow me to play King Solomon:
The strip club shall be prohibited from opening if and only if the Mariners choose to treat their park like any other public park, including but not limited to diverting all revenue received from the park -- which was, of course, funded by the public in the first place -- to the city's coffers.
(link via BTF)