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Adelanto's baseball dream turns into a $1-a-year nightmare

Adelanto's baseball dream turns into a $1-a-year nightmare

All across America, cities have fought to keep their pro baseball teams, building stadiums and providing other sweet incentives in the belief that it will be good for the local economy.

Then there is Adelanto, a struggling city that has been trying to toss out the High Desert Mavericks — at the beginning of the baseball season no less.

City officials say the minor-league team has become a heavy burden on the San Bernardino County town of 31,000, which has welcomed prisons and, more recently, medical marijuana growers to avoid financial ruin.

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