Thursday, May 31, 2007

The Nationals

The Washington Nationals vs. The Los Angeles Dodgers,
Wednesday, May 30, 2007 at RFK Stadium.

Presidential Races during a break in innings at the Nats v. Dodgers game,
RFK Stadium. Jefferson beat out Washington by a length and Lincoln by yards.
It was the next inning before Teddy Roosevelt finally showed up!

Moon over RFK.
A beautiful, albeit muggy, evening for a ball game.

The Washington Nationals are in their third season in Washington, D.C., and continue to play at RFK Stadium while a new stadium is being built on the Southeast Waterfront. When their new digs are ready in 2008, it will have cost the taxpayers of Washington more than $611 million--a controversial expenditure if ever there was one. That's the downside. The upside is, the new stadium, like many of its predecessors in cities like Baltimore and San Francisco, will revitalize sections of the city that have been plagued by urban blight for years, if not decades. If you want cheap, fix-it-up property that will yield a mint in a couple of years, buy houses near the new stadium. You'll more than double your money, I guarantee it.

Tonight's game was a bust for the Nationals. The Dodgers beat the Nats, 5-0.

Photo copyrights: D.C. Confidential (Janet M. Kincaid, 05/07)

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