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Old February 9 2009, 07:19 PM   #16
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In their defense...it is a pretty friggin' sweet stadium.
Oh, no doubt. I wasn't complaining about it at all. It just wasn't paid for by private business as was thought, was all I was saying.
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Old February 9 2009, 08:05 PM   #17
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In their defense...it is a pretty friggin' sweet stadium.
Oh, no doubt. I wasn't complaining about it at all. It just wasn't paid for by private business as was thought, was all I was saying.
Hmm. Interesting.

I can see why some people might not like the fact that taxpayer dollars went to fund it. But the same people who paid those taxes can attend the games. They can get some good out of it. So I'd call it even, really.

I also confess to some callousness, in that I want so much for new ballparks to be built that I find it difficult to *care* how they are funded.

And it IS a sweet stadium. I was there last year...in the same week I saw games at the oldest park (Fenway) and the newest (Nats). Quite a contrast! But I had an awesome time at both.

That being said: Riders on the DC Metro, which is how I got to Nats Park, are some of the rudest sonsabitches I have ever encountered. People think New Yorkers are rude? They've got nothing on DCers.
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