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SBD/Issue 87/Facilities & Venues
DC Council, Nationals Differ On Infrastructure Spending
Published January 25, 2007
| Costs A Point Of Contention
In New Nationals Ballpark
SPENDING SPREE: Nationals Owner Ted Lerner said that MLB Commissioner Bud Selig at last week’s owners’ meetings “‘lectured us’ for 90 minutes about the dangers of spending too much in free agency.” Lerner: “In the real estate business and in some of our other businesses, there seems to be some sanity to it. People continue asking me the question, ‘Are you having fun?’ The answer is, ‘On occasion.’” Nationals co-Owner Mark Lerner said that while he “didn’t believe it made sense for the Nationals to invest heavily in a free agent market that he called ‘shocking,’ the club plans on raising payroll” in ’08 (WASHINGTON POST, 1/25).