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

Source: Craig Calcaterra, NBC Sports

BallparkFollowing up on yesterday’s 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 mayor’s response:

Ted Lerner, Nationals owner and Washington-area development mogul, pitched Mayor Vincent Gray on the idea and it didn’t go well. A source in the mayor’s office said Gray “started laughing.” A second source in the executive office said the stadium wasn’t 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 it’s not like it’s anything new.”

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