Because nothing is easy when you're talking baseball in Washington.
"Bygone is nothing more than the typical squatter who tries to take advantage of someone else's reputation...They filed for an historic name long associated with Major League Baseball in Washington at the very time it was public knowledge the Expos were relocating and D.C. was among the leading contenders." (Ethan Orlinsky, lawyer for MLB, via Washington Post 2/22/2006)
(Hey, didn't Ball-Wonk write about this last week? Yup, on the 15th.)