Changes to stadium plan anger financial chief – The Wash. TimesAs it is now, CFO Natwar Gandhi will not endorse the ballpark lease because it is missing a clause “requiring a reserve of rent to help back the stadium bonds.” Ghandi indicated that Wall Street is not going to issue bonds at the favorable investment [...]
Archive for January, 2006
Earlier DCRTV.com noted that the NY Post (I don’t feel like registering) is reporting that Tony Kornheiser could be part of a three man booth for Monday Night Football when it moves to ESPN next year. ESPN is deciding whether to retain Al Michaels and if they do not, Kornheiser would join Mike Tirico and [...]
Over at Oleanders and Morning Glories, Harper has done what a newsroom might call an “enterprise project,” one that I wish I had thought of — he’s rating MLB mascots.
I disagree with his choice of #1, but it is a fun list nevertheless.
Last year a compiled a few list of my [...]
Baseball Consents To Revised Lease Deal – The PostThe District and MLB hammered out a new agreement, but it does not have any cost caps, which concerns swing votes Kwame R. Brown (D-At Large) and Vincent C. Gray (D-Ward 7). Fixed costs will be negotiated with construction companies and are subject to council approval in [...]
Inventory: The XII Greatest Super Bowl Highlight Films – The Onion A.V. ClubA look at twelve of the Super Bowl highlights films, which are among the 39 running on an endless loop on various ESPN channels as we speak. The thrust of the article is that NFL Films made better, more artful films when the [...]
WTOP reports that MLB and the District have reached a new ballpark lease agreement, pending council passage.
The new deal adds a few new points:
The city to use traditional and not private financing for the stadium;
The city to split with the team the proceeds of land sold for development;
Major League Baseball to lease RFK in 2008 [...]
Nationals spring schedule released – The Wash. TimesThe spring training schedule is now out and tickets are finally available. Who can’t wait to get to the white sand beaches exciting nightlife Panera of Viera?
More from Florida Today: Nationals tickets go on sale
Revised Stadium Decision Comes Down to the Wire – WTOPnews.comMayor Anthony Williams was on [...]
Nationals Maintain Their Interest in Free Agent Sosa – The PostFor some reason, Jim Bowden appears to still be interested in Sammy Sosa. At least Bowden is not offering a guaranteed contract…yet. I maintain my distaste for signing a washed up primadona with a trail of baggage stretching from here to Chicago.
Also, the Nats are [...]
Okay, just because I am riding the Steelers bandwagon does not mean I give other teams from Pittsburgh a free pass. Tonight, our improving Capitals, led by rookie phenom Alex Ovechkin, head up to the Igloo (NewsChannel to take on the woeful Penguins and the over-hyped Sidney Crosby. My two cents are over at [...]
D.C. Asks Court to Let City Push Owners From Stadium Site – The PostEven though the lease has not been approved by the council, the D.C. government is asking a Superior Court judge to give permission to start removing residents and businesses from the ballpark footprint.
There is also a local ad campaign on the radio [...]