There doesn't appear to be any big news tonight on the stadium lease agreement, so I'll take the opportunity to point people to this morning's WashTimes article (which I looked for but didn't find earlier today), "Mayor Defends Proposal
." It appears that everyone is waiting to find out if the city's attorney general will rule whether the legislation passed in February
allows use of excess baseball revenue to pay for any cost overruns. Another interesting notion is that if baseball signs the lease agreement on Monday, the council's scheduled vote on Tuesday to extend the cap legislation for 225 days might be, well, superfluous: even if the council were to vote against the extension, the lease will have already been signed. And, says Mayor Tony, "Once a lease is signed, a lease is a lease. It's a contract. You can't authorize people to enter into a contract and then change the law to de-authorize it." Hmmmm. The WashTimes does say that "Some sources, however, said council could disrupt matters by rejecting the city's contract with the ballpark construction team, which also is up for approval
Tuesday." Food fight!