Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Goodbye DC, hello Dulles Corridor

Nice work Marion Barry. Not only have you become a frequent butt of jokes within my circle of friends, now you're taking credit for possibly taking part in the movement to lose the Nationals and become the laughing stock of the nation. And I'm not ridiculing you for the whole crack thing. Everyone has their vices. Some people like Wendy's Junior Bacon Cheeseburgers too much, some put in too many hours at work, some tend to speed on the interstates. You, well, you like to smoke some crack. To each their own. But, now you're making it personal by taking the one thing I truly, truly enjoyed about DC last year away. You're driving a Major League Baseball team to Sterling, or Las Vegas, or Portland, and in the process proving to the country that DC is a joke city that is not deserving of its reputation as a true to life big city. Marion, today you said "The deal is dead, you can blame the mayor for that", then voted against the so-called last chance stadium deal. Last time I checked the mayor didn't vote against the stadium deal; kind of showing that he's not to blame. But whatever. DC will always be a second class city thanks to shenanigans like this. And don't count on MLB trying to expand here again for the next one or two centuries. It's kind of sad that cities like Cleveland, Detroit and Milwaukee are able to support a baseball team and a new stadium, yet much richer and more populous DC is unable to find a solution. Also, kiss goodbye the untold millions that were to be made by developing the awful part of town around the Navy Yard. Ugh. So frustrated right now. I need some crack, post haste.


At 10:44 AM, Blogger RoarSavage said...

Is this true? I had no idea baseball was leaving...! Sadface.

At 12:46 PM, Blogger The Virginian said...

Its not leaving quite yet, but I'm not seeing any positive signs they're going to be able to build a stadium.

At 2:54 PM, Blogger RoarSavage said...

Why does that man still have a job, anyway?

At 3:07 PM, Blogger The Virginian said...

Seriously have no idea. I actually kind of felt sorry for him after reading the City Paper cover story of him this week. But if he costs me the chance to go to baseball games, I'll personally call for his recall.

At 5:42 PM, Blogger RoarSavage said...

I'll only go to baseball games if one of 3 things happen:
-Tickets are $5
-The beer is less than $5
-The Big Unit plays for the team.

At 12:58 PM, Blogger Marci (aka Baby Banana) said...

Oh c'mon Roar! Baseball is so great. Plus RFK serves vodka. Which is delightful when poured into one of those big lemonades :)


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