"Williams, Cropp Push To Tweak Stadium Lease
" is the Post
's Saturday story, detailing talks between council members, the mayor, and Major League Baseball to try to push MLB to contribute more to the construction of the new baseball stadium
, and also a request for the federal government to contribute to the cost of upgrading the Navy Yard Metro station. The article gives a current council vote tally as 5-4 (Cropp, Evans, Patterson, Orange, Ambrose voting yes, Catania, Graham, Fenty, and Barry voting no), leaving Schwartz, Mendelson, Brown, and Gray as the swing votes. UPDATE:
Meanwhile, the Washington Times focuses on the efforts of anti-ballpark activists ("Ballpark foes look to council for help
"), and includes its own estimate of the current vote stances of council members.