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delben91
03-05-2006, 09:21 PM
From the Washington Post (http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/03/05/AR2006030500607.html)...

Man, after that long delay, I really thought MLB was going to go to arbitration. Tony Williams will be sleeping easy tonight for the first time in a while.

Joosh
03-05-2006, 09:22 PM
Link (http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=2355735)

Now at least they can find an owner for the team.

It's good to see that baseball will remain in D.C.

DC Sox Fan
03-05-2006, 10:49 PM
From a post columnist:
Hearts Are Light, Men Are Laughing, Little Children Shout

That massive sigh of relief you can hear all across the Washington area tonight is the sense not only that the Nationals are now on firmer ground as a permanent institution in these parts, but also a hope that D.C. politics can move on beyond the needlessly polarizing politics of baseball.

Even the greedheads of Major League Baseball could see that any effort to extend the uncertainty over the D.C. stadium lease would result in disaster--a lost chance to build a new neighborhood around the stadium, a significant and potentially longlasting deterioration of the Nats' fan base, and an extension of the ugly and downright idiotic wrangling with the D.C. Council, a fate you wouldn't wish on your worst enemies. So MLB today said Yes to the stadium deal.

They fought the law... and THEY won.

I am very pleased with this, and so are the nat fanatics

For a good barometer on just how happy everyone around here is, check this out:
http://www.ballparkguys.com/ubb/ultimatebb.php?ubb=get_topic;f=41;t=008603

http://www.taylor.org/~argus/all/local/nationals_opening_day_april_14_05/.slide_we_won_we_won.JPG