Evans: No need for $20M for D.C. – The Wash. TimesJack Evans (D-Ward 2) says that the District “does not need it and at this stage should drop it.” The “it” is the request for $20 million from MLB for the ballpark. Jim Graham (D, Ward 1) disagrees. More of the same from the D.C. [...]
Archive for November, 2005
Being a Nationals fan can be tough at times. We were largely deprived of watching our local nine on television and when we could, we had to listen to Ron Darling. We also heard nothing about the Nats on the so-called “sports radio” station and the official Nats station had a terrible signal. Throw [...]
D.C.’s Stadium Lease Talks Stumble – The PostYesterday’s committee hearing did not go terribly well for fans of a Anacostia waterfront ballpark. MLB has not agreed to pay $20 million towards the ballpark, though a couple of news reports indicated that they had. MLB President Robert DuPuy is threatening to take D.C. to arbitration over [...]
Like other major transit systems, WMATA sells a line of merchandise. The online store includes, maps, mugs, trinkets, and the “Metro at 25″ coffee table book, among other things. Also available are black t-shirts from a few stations; Archives – Navy Memorial, College Park – U of MD, Metro Center, Pentagon, Shaw – Howard U, [...]
BALLPARK HEARING TODAY
Hearing to be Held on Baseball in D.C. – AP/WTOPIt is going to be a loooong day in the District Building with a joint committee hearing on the ballpark being held. Hopefully, something productive can come from it, but I am not holidng out too much hope.
Nationals Made $10 Million After Taxes – [...]
COUNCIL BECOMING MORE SKEPTICAL
New Hurdle For Stadium Lease Deal – The PostSeven council members have said they want to be able to vote on the ballpark lease (should it ever be finished, right?) and council chairwoman Linda Cropp is leaning in the direction of indulging them even if not required by the D.C. attorney general. [...]
JAFFE TO MAYOR: PLAY HARDBALL
Commentary – Flex your muscles, Tony – Harry Jaffe – The Wash. ExaminerHarry Jaffe chimes in and tells Mayor Anthony Williams to call MLB’s bluff on the Nats ballpark lease.
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SO, HOW WAS YOUR THANKSGIVING?
Photo by Erica YuraskoAnother wonderful Thanksgiving has come and gone. While I would have preferred staying home from work yesterday, the compensation at 250% sure softened the blow of having to spend another holiday punching the clock.
The three things that make Thanksgiving the greatest holiday were in abundance. I got [...]
BOSWELL SEES THE BIG PICTURE, DOES MLB & D.C.?
THOMAS BOSWELL – Play Ball — Now – The Post
Let’s finally cut to the chase. Both sides need to stop posturing over the last few million bucks and bragging rights. Instead, compromise, shake hands and start mining the gold from this Washington mother lode. Together.
Ballpark estimates made [...]
BALLPARK LAND TAKEOVER DELAYED
Stadium Property Takeover Delayed – The PostThe District is now letting landowners in the ballpark footprint stick around until February instead of Dec. 31.
Officials: Ballpark cap must not rise – The Wash. TimesRetro style ballpark fans rejoice! CFO Natwar Ghandi has told the council that in order to keep the city’s credit [...]