DC Caves

I spoke too soon.

Below, I praised the DC city council for refusing to cave in to the demands of Major League Baseball when it came to financing the new stadium that the Washington Nationals will play in. They backed down today in exchange for--get this--a nonbinding agreement that the Mayor will try to get private enterprise to help finance the stadium. In other words, the taxpayers of the city of DC are going to provide some future billionaire owner (along with the current billionaire owners of the other baseball teams) with land, a stadium, and the revenue that comes out of that stadium in exchange for the privilege of having the team that finished 29 games out of first in their division, second from the bottom in their league, and fourth from the bottom overall play in their city. What a bargain.

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