Saturday, June 6, 2009

Thank You, Richard Jacobs

Richard Jacobs 1925 - 2009
Sheldon Ocker of the Akron Beacon Journal wrote a wonderful tribute to Richard Jacobs in this morning's edition of the daily newspaper.

What more can be said other than thank you Richard Jacobs for your commitment to Northeast Ohio. Thank you for keeping the Cleveland Indians here where they belong. Thank you for being the savvy businessman that led a town down on their luck to build a new stadium, build a championship caliber team, and thrill us like we haven't experienced in 41 years.
I can only hope that when time runs out on the current naming rights of Progressive Field, that the stadium is returned back to Jacobs Field in memory of a great man and tremendous asset to the town that he loved.

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