I have to say this comes under the It Would Never Have Occurred to Me heading, but NBC4 reports this evening
that the Nationals have approached city officials about having taxpayers foot the bill for a roof over Nationals Park, with an estimated cost of $300 million.
However, "[a] spokesperson for [Mayor] Gray would not comment on the request, but sources say the team has been told the District is reluctant to spend tax dollars on a new roof for the District-owned stadium."
How does this idea sound, readers?
I'll also point you to the WBJ story, with the headline "D.C. laughs at Nationals $300m stadium roof pitch
": "A source in the mayor’s office said Gray 'started laughing.' A second source in the executive office said the stadium wasn't designed for roof, so it 'would be cost prohibitive and butt ugly.'" And, for some perspective, this tweet from the Post's Adam Kilgore
: "Even if the Nats decide they want to spend their own money for a roof, they would need District approval. They are a tenant of the park."