Johnny Bench, Part II

Yesterday we wrote about Scottsdale City Manager Jim Thompson’s impression of Hall of Fame Catcher Johnny Bench preventing a wild pitch from harming Scottsdale taxpayers.  You can see it below or CLICK HERE.

There’s even more to the story, reinforcing Thompson’s sagaciousness.  It turns out Tempe and Phoenix, the city in which the Desert Botanical Garden is located,  were planning on contributing about $10,000 each to the special event there.

And Scottsdale was contemplating a taxpayer contribution of $500,000?!

Thank goodness the city has an All-Star behind its plate.  And coffers.