Editorial: Losing the Spirit
We’re sorry to see the North Shore Spirit go. The loss of the professional baseball team that entertained us for the past five years at Fraser Field in Lynn is a disappointment.
At almost every game, there were Swampscott folks on the field, throwing out the first ball, having their Little League team honored, participating in the race around the bases or just having a good time.
And the loss of jobs should also concern the mayor and city council in Lynn, but reports we read say they’re mostly concerned about keeping things Spirit owner Nick Lopardo installed during his $2 million renovation of Fraser Field.
No matter. We’re sure the city of Lynn will do a great job maintaining Fraser Field. We saw the tremendous job it did with the Manning Bowl.
Oops, you’re right — the Manning Bowl just crumbled away and was torn down last year.
The Spirit’s loss is one more black eye for Lynn. That’s sad.