D.C.’s Stadium Lease Talks StumbleThe Post
Yesterday’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 the lease if it is not completed by Dec. 31. Thomas Boswell is angry that this kind of nonsense is keeping the Nationals from being players in the free agent market (more later). I am mad because MLB is being incredibly greedy for over nickles and dimes, but what should I expect when commissioner Bud Selig is a National Disgrace.

District near a financial agreement with MLBThe Wash. Times
Nothing I read in this article made me think they were closer to an agreement, they still think that MLB is giving financial concessions. That reminds me, whatever happened to Eric Fisher? I do not see his byline anymore.

Nats Lose Loaiza To the AthleticsThe Post
P Esteban Loaiza, who had a better than expected 2005 season will be wearing green and gold next year. The Nats really had no chance of keeping him with the ownership situation in flux. The Nats know have two proven starters returning from last year’s squad.

More from The Wash. Times: Nats lose starter Loaiza to A’s

JIM WILLIAMSON MEDIA: ‘Big Show’ returns … sort ofThe Wash. Examiner
Scroll past all the Dan Patrick/Keith Olberman (that’s so 1995) stuff to find out potential Nats radio arrangements. Of course, take it all with a grain of salt, since Jim Williams wrote the column.

A co-worker of mine who had season tickets last year got his invoice yesterday. Given the current situation, he is not sure he wants to get season tickets again.

Author: WFY

Yet another Washingtonian pushing the ubiquitous Nats/DC sports, Penn State, commuting, bicycling, kayaking, broomball, skiing, gin & tonic agenda.

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