Fear of disaster holds up stadium – The Wash. Times
Well, this is interesting:
MLB has asked the city to soften its demand for a guaranteed annual lease payment, in part because it wants the ability to pay less rent or eliminate it in cases in which outside events — such as catastrophic weather or terrorism — would force the Nationals to play in another stadium.
I did not see this one coming. I would expect a lot of denials from either side that this is a sticking point. I am really beginning to wonder if MLB wants the Washington Nationals to exist.
I propose a solution to this continuous foot-dragging at every step of the way — we rename the team. How about the…
Contract Extension in the Works For Nationals’ General Manager – The Post
It looks like shopping himself around is helping Jim Bowden’s cause to stay GM of the Nats. He is expected to sign a one year deal soon.
Also, Tony Tavares is looking at ticket pricing and ways to prevent scalping.
Nats Host Fundraising Game – The Post
This just in — members of Congress and lobbyists like going to sporting events together. They also prefer skyboxes to regular seating.
D.C. Seizes 16 Owners’ Property for Stadium – The Post
Eminent domain for the ballpark footprint is underway.