If D.C. were more outraged their team finished fourth than the club selected a hotel across the river in Maryland to celebrate, perhaps the everyone would have something to, well, you know, actually celebrate. But you know Washington, it’s more about the Parties than the business of running the Nation(als).
The Nationals front explains they are attempting to cultivate a regional following, The D.C. government feels somewhat jilted since it is financing the new stadium. Of course this is the same government that re-elected a mayor after he got out of prison for smoking crack. The investment will ultimately be recouped, but only if baseball survives–this time–in our nation’s capitol. For that to occur it is imperative the Nationals appeal beyond the half million people who reside within the District of Columbia. To thrive, the Nationals cannot become District bound.
— Michael Norton