April 28, 2014 is the opening day for the El Paso Chihuahuas Triple A Baseball Team. I just drove by the field  and there is a feverish pace of work going on, workers everywhere making sure that the new stadium is completed on time. Months ago there was an uproar of controversy over the process used to build the stadium and then the naming of the team.

Today, we all should be focusing on doing our part to insure that the team and the stadium become a catalyst for a downtown ballpark. El Paso and the region's citizens should let the past disagreements over the ballpark be just that, 'the past'. The ballpark and the Chihuahuas are a reality, let's go and enjoy them, jump on the band wagon, be part of their success and thereby our community's success!

Dan Olivas