Powell Gives Thoughts On Stadium Deal – WRC-TV
Former Secretary Of State Colin Powell was on This Week with George Stephanopoulos on Sunday. The two talked about a bunch of unimportant things for a while and then the topic of the Nats came up. The transcript follows:
Buying the Nationals?
Stephanopoulos: You mentioned Washington, D.C. You want to be owner of the Washington, D.C., baseball team, the Nationals.
Powell: Well, I’m on a club that is trying to purchase the Washington Nationals from Major League Baseball, yes.
Stephanopoulos: Think you’re going to get it?
Powell: I certainly hope so. The first thing we have to get is the stadium issue resolved. And the city council has now put that off until early next year.
And I hope the city council will find a way to support the stadium deal. That will work itself out one way or the other. And I think, after that, Major League Baseball will announce who they wish to see own the team.
And I’m fairly confident in the group I’m with, led by Fred Malek, a longtime Washington resident. And there are a lot of us on that club who have roots in this community.
And I think we can do, perhaps, a better job than any other group to represent the interests of the community and to make sure that the Washington Nationals reach out to the community, bring baseball back into the inner city, get more young African-American kids and other minority kids interested in baseball.
Stephanopoulos: Frank Robinson talked about that all the time.
Powell: Yes. And we can can do it. I think our club is perhaps better positioned for doing that.
But, George, you’re giving me a golden opportunity to talk about my club and my company, but there are seven other competitors as well. They’re not as good as us, of course.
Stephanopoulos: Well, it sounds like you think you’re going to get it, then.
You can read the whole transcript here from This Week here: Powell on Iraq, Domestic Spying and Baseball