A new DC Wire blog post
gives more detail on the Office of Baseball, to be chaired by Stephen Goldsmith (who is also chair of the Anacostia Waterfront Corporation). The money to fund the office, and the consultants (!), would still have to be approved by the DC Council. I do note that the statement from Stephen Goldsmith ("The Office of Baseball will serve as a single, coordinating point of contact for development on the ballpark site and in the surrounding district") is a bit odd, since I always thought that was what the AWC was going to be doing, given its work on the Ballpark District
(the AWC Master Plan for the ballpark environs was supposed to be unveiled in mid-April, now they're talking late summer). And to have the AWC chairman also chair this new office.... I imagine the back-and-forth on this is not done yet.