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Satisfy the Base II

Pyrrhic Victory? In Washington, it’s a Croppic Victory. Yes, baseball is returning to DC, but only after a renegotiation between city and MLB spurred by grandstanding Councilwoman Linda Cropp, who wanted it quite publicly clear that she was standing up for fiscal responsibilty. If only that were her motivation (or the results of her machinations). Instead, as Washington Post business columnist Steven Pearlstein pointed out yesterday, the drive to find “private financing” for the proposed stadium is going to wind up costing DC taxpayers far more than the public variety. Where was Scott Boras when DC needed him?

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