As council members pat themselves on the back for passing...something, is there any reason to be confident that MLB will approve the new lease deal?
"We are very concerned about what we heard during the debate, and we need to read the materials and the legislative language so we can determine whether they are consistent with the agreements between Major League Baseball and the city." (Richard Levin, MLB spokesman, via Washington Post 2/09/2006)
"I'm looking to get the project under way so we can talk about the benefits...I would hope they sign it as quickly as possible so they can name an owner." (Mayor Williams, via Washington Times 2/09/2006)