DC Council chair Linda Cropp has delayed for two weeks the vote on the baseball stadium plan, which was supposed to happen today (and for which Mayor Williams had the necessary seven votes to pass). She now says that she has a new plan for financing at the South Capitol Street site. Whatever. Hope she's enjoying her newfound power-hungry-ness. At least it sounds like her RFK/Reservation 13 alternate plan is dead.
My my my, they're coming to town. DC got the Expos. Our long metropolitan nightmare is over. Now let's see if Tony can get the stadium approved by the City Council. (Only then will I take the question mark off the graphic at right!)
Baseball coming to Near Southeast? "District officials disclosed plans yesterday to build a publicly financed stadium costing more than $400 million on the Anacostia waterfront near South Capitol Street, amid growing signs that Major League Baseball will attempt to move the Montreal Expos to Washington." It doesn't mean that baseball in DC is a done deal, or that the Near Southeast site is a done deal, but it's a very interesting decision, and one that would have a huge impact on Near Southeast if it were to happen. You can check out my new Baseball Stadium page for photos of the current area.