Balls, Sticks, & Stuff
8/26/2004
 
Bonds (Not Barry)
Off Wing Opinion reports on the latest reports regarding the Expos reportedly imminent move to the Washington DC/Northern Virginia metro area.

Placating Peter Angelos is just one of the issues Major League Baseball has to address before the move can become possible. It appears that the Virginia General Assembly (the first representative legislature in America) may not be willing to issue the bonds necessary to finance the Northern Virginia option, which is also the option Angelos would probably put up less of a fight over. Governor Mark Warner (D) is a supporter of public financing for baseball, which should help if the issue ever comes to public attention outside of Northern Virginia, but there is no telling how the Assembly will act. After all this is a Republican controlled legislature that recently voted to raise taxes at a time when the state is experiencing budget surpluses.



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