Wednesday, September 22, 2004

Endgame: We Have a Site

From the front page of the Post:

District officials disclosed plans yesterday to build a publicly financed stadium costing more than $400 million on the Anacostia waterfront near South Capitol Street, amid growing signs that Major League Baseball will attempt to move the Montreal Expos to Washington.

Two high-level baseball sources said the owners' relocation committee is leaning toward recommending at an executive council meeting tomorrow in Milwaukee that the Expos be moved to Washington. That would trigger what figure to be delicate negotiations with Baltimore Orioles owner Peter G. Angelos.

Here's the Times report (no registration). This is happening, and we could have the announcement tomorrow.

6 comments:

Bijan C. Bayne said...

Now we need a ballpark name. Any ideas?

River Park

Federal Park

National Park

Anacostia Yard

Senators Stadium

Capitol East Stadium

Grays Field

District Park

Waterfront Stadium

Waterside Park

Buck Leonard Field

Walter Johnson Memorial Stadium

Douglas Park

The Chef said...

Why, it'll be called CapitalOne Autodialer Park or something. Or maybe Pepco Park; that would be cute, a little symmetry with Petco Park, don't you think?

But who cares? DC will be getting baseball! I feel like stealing Tracy Ringolsby's hat collection!

Bijan C. Bayne said...

Yeah, I think a corporate name sale is written into the proposal. Thus:

Comcast Waterfront Park

Pepco Field

Fannie Mae Federal Park

Comcast Capitol Yard

BBT Buck Leonard Field

Marriott Park at Riverside

Oliver T. Carr Stadium

Wachovia Waterfront Grounds

Citibank Capitol Yard

Bank of America Ballpark

WFY said...

How about Jack Evans Stadium?

Ryan said...

Just a stadium? I'm saying we rename the capital Jack Evans, DC.

Anonymous said...

A lawyer I know ran into Evans last week at a spcial function, and everyone who was there in the room broke into applause.