Tuesday, November 09, 2004

No Joy In Mudville OR DC!

The Associated Press
WMAL Radio

WASHINGTON (AP) - A time out is being called in the effort to bring baseball to Washington.

A vote on the more than 400 million dollar ballpark plan was scheduled for today. But DC Council Chair Linda Cropp suddenly yanked it from the agenda.

She hopes to bide time to consider her alternate plan, which would require more private financing. Cropp is now promising a vote in two weeks. Councilman Jack Evans -- a big baseball backer -- calls delaying the vote ``the wrong thing to do,'' though he acknowledges Cropp has the right to do so.

An official with the DC Sports and Entertainment Commission says private financing can't be a substitute for the current deal. But he says he's open to companies taking on more of the financial burden.

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