DC is, as I feared, a city run by liars and cheats. The City Council, after they had a deal with Major League Baseball, went back on their word yet again tonight and rejected the lease as it was presented to the Council. There was a fucking deal here, people. It was done and it was ready to go. Deal on lease means we get new ownership. New ownership means we get a team that might not finish just barely at .500 or less. New ownership means revenues at the stadiums rise, and the money comes back into the city coffers. More revenues means millions of dollars that the District can spend on crumbling infrastructure.
And the council, in familiar fashion, lead by a drug-addled former mayor, did what was in the interest of the politicians, and NOT in the interest of the District, or her residents, or the people who come into town every day and support the city through other taxation measures. Way to go, you crazy crackhead, you’ve run baseball straight out of DC.
Next step is binding arbitration and lawsuit after lawsuit.
This post appeared in its original form at DC Metblogs