February 08, 2006

DC Baseball Lives

After about two years of wrangling and drama, the Washington D.C. Council finally approved the lease last night for a new Washington Nationals ballpark on the Anacostia River. Awesome- I can't wait to start going down there a few times a year for games. The approval came after months of negotiations, and the lease had been rejected in a vote earlier that day. Political stories are always especially difficult to keep track of when Marion Berry is prominently involved.

Come on, Minnesota: now it's your turn!

Regardless, this whole thing makes me pretty confident that the Twins will never leave Minnesota. If it took baseball and a bumbling municipal government this long (about 8 years) to get the Expos out of Montreal, into DC, and in a new stadium lease, how long will the same process take again, for a team in a city with an elaborate fan base and no relocation options to speak of? 10 years? 15?

Posted by Stephen Silver at February 8, 2006 10:54 PM

Yeah, cause we all really want to look forward to traveling near the Anacostia River...it's such a safe neighborhood.

Posted by: A at February 9, 2006 09:13 AM

Dude ... Anacostia makes Camden look like Beverly Hills by comparison.

Posted by: LilB at February 9, 2006 01:26 PM
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