World Cup plans frustrate baseball fans

In the “you can’t keep everyone happy” department, the prospect of hosting several World Cup matches at the Olympic stadium is apparently considered a detriment to the eventual return of major league baseball here, because money that “should” go to a new stadium will instead be poured into fixing that eternal fact of Montreal life, the stadium roof.

It makes no sense. Baseball adherents constantly repeat that no public money will go into a new baseball facility, so having the government upgrade the Big O oughtn’t to have anything to do with their aspirations.