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    D.C. and MLB Come to Terms on Stadium Deal



    http://www.wtopnews.com/index.php?nid=25&sid=681854
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    Last edited by Uncle Dak; 01-27-2006, 10:03 AM.

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    MLB to increase the number free tickets given to disadvantaged children.
    You could fill RFK with the disadvantaged children of DC for the entire season but it's nice to see that was a sticking point.
    "I think about baseball when I wake up in the morning. I think about it all day and I dream about it at night. The only time I don't think about it is when I'm playing it."
    Carl Yastrzemski

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    • #3
      This is good news, but...

      Read the last paragraph:

      When the lease arrived at City Hall to be presented to the chair of the Council, the secretary of the Council rejected the document because it was "legally insufficient."
      WTOP radio broke the news. In their broadcast they explained what this means is the agreement terms, once revised (made legal) might not make it back to city hall on time today, 5 pm, for the item to be placed on the council's agenda for next week.

      This agreement addresses chairman Cropp's concerns but doesn't necessarily mean the council will have the seven votes needed to pass the lease. I see more problems ahead. There are those on the council who just won't vote for the stadium period.

      That being said, I honestly believe a lease agreement and stadium bill will be passed. When...?
      Last edited by Bob Hannah; 01-27-2006, 08:29 PM.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by runningshoes53
        You could fill RFK with the disadvantaged children of DC for the entire season but it's nice to see that was a sticking point.
        Or any large city, for that matter.

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        • #5
          Cropp would not have signed off on this unless she felt she had
          the votes. I'm betting it will be Schwartz and Mendelson that switch.
          However, I'd feel much better about this if they had the vote NOW.
          Bob Hannah is right when he said that some council members would
          vote against this no matter what---they just see this as a frivolous
          playground for suburbanites or folks west of Rock Creek Park.

          I will not breathe easy until the vote is taken and this becomes
          official.

          Eddie Cunningham
          20 20

          Finally---something Nats and Birds fans can agree on!

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          • #6
            Somebody pointed out that none of the concessions mentioned mentioned anything about a hard spending cap, which is what most of the eight objecting council members are arguing about. Does Cropp really think this will bring in two more council members?

            Eddie Cunningham
            20 20

            Finally---something Nats and Birds fans can agree on!

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            • #7
              Originally posted by eddiejc1
              Does Cropp really think this will bring in two more council members?
              Hopefully Cropp talked to some members leaning against it about which way they would lean if the changes to the deal were made and she got two.
              The Q: Can the Cubs hold a 6-5 lead with 2 outs and nobody on in the 9th?

              The A: No

              ***********My Rant on Bud Selig***********
              Selig is like a stray pigeon. Pigeons are too self-absorbed to care about anyone else. They poo on people they don't like; they poo on people they don't even know. The only real difference between Selig and a pigeon is that Selig intends to bury our heritage, our traditions, and our culture,

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