Do I care?
I don’t care for baseball. Anywhere.
Besides my neighbor is there anyone who ACTUALLY LIVES in the District, with a real live Ward Councilmember, who wants DC to fall all over themselves for baseball? Northern Virginia, you are more than welcomed to build a stadium and have a team called the Washington Nationals. I mean Maryland has a team called the Washington Redskins, it would be fair.
What is it day 2 after Linda Cropp’s decision? Oh, the nasty comments I have heard! “Who does she think she is!?” was something I heard blaring out of a radio at work. Over and over the guy said, “who does she think she is?” It was like “how dare she not bend to the will of baseball!” But you know, most of those comments I hear like that, are from these %#!!@* suburbanites.
Because baseball wasn’t going to do anything for my immediate neighborhood, I really didn’t care that much. If they were looking at the area around NY Ave real hard, I would be so against it. Once past the immediate borders of Shaw, stuff can be in Northern VA or Southern MD for all I know most of the time.
I will admit I haven’t been keeping up with the whole baseball argument, because, well, I don’t care if baseball stays in DC for more than a year or not. Besides, sports teams are as loyal as an alley cat. What’s to say if DC did agree to a different financing scheme, where the city would pay for most of the stadium, that the Nationals wouldn’t high tail it to NOVA or somewhere else before the darned thing is paid for?
Do I care?