Balls, Sticks, & Stuff
9/15/2004
 
District Hardball
Conventional wisdom believes that the Montreal Expos will move to the Washington, DC/Northern Virginia area. Obstacles include placating Orioles owner Peter Angelos and obtaining funding for a stadium. As parallel negotiations play out between Major League Baseball and groups representing Washington, DC and Northern Virginia, the issues seem to become more complicated.

Recent District elections will install leadership that is on the record as being against public funding of a stadium. This would probably push MLB towards the NoVa option, however, conventional wisdom also believes that RFK Stadium in the District will be used until a permanent stadium can be built, no matter which option is chosen by MLB. But RFK officials are on record as saying they will be quite tough on negotiating with MLB should they choose NoVa.



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