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D.C. Mayor Not Pleased With Nats' Idea To Add Roof To Ballpark

Source: Craig Calcaterra, NBC Sports

BallparkFollowing up on yesterdays news that, at some point, the Nationals proposed a roof to their ballpark to the D.C. government, the Washington Business Journal reports on the mayors response:

Ted Lerner, Nationals owner and Washington-area development mogul, pitched Mayor Vincent Gray on the idea and it didnt go well. A source in the mayors office said Gray started laughing. A second source in the executive office said the stadium wasnt designed for a roof, so it would be cost prohibitive and butt ugly.

According to Craig Calcaterra, "this is the same franchise which once put a butt-ugly roof on their ballpark years after its construction, so its not like its anything new."


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