D.C. Mayor Not Pleased With Nats' Idea To Add Roof To Ballpark
Source: Craig Calcaterra, NBC Sports
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."