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 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."