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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 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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