Originally posted by Bill Ladson/MLB.comWASHINGTON, D.C. -- City and team officials announced at a Monday press conference at Union Station that Washington, D.C.'s baseball team will be named the Nationals. The name change comes almost two months after Major League Baseball announced that the team was relocating from Montreal to Washington, D.C. The team will play its home games at RFK Stadium during the 2005 season.
With team president Tony Tavares and interim general manager Jim Bowden in attendance, the Nationals also revealed a new logo and uniform color scheme, which is red, blue and gold.
The Nationals were competing against such names as the Senators and Grays. Senators was the name of the previous two Major League Baseball franchises in Washington and Grays was a Negro League team based in Pittsburgh.
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#6 Posted on 23.11.04 0652.37 Reposted on: 23.11.11 0653.03
Originally posted by The GoonGrimis, was that you at the press conference yesterday trying to protest and getting dragged off stage?
No, that was some yahoo from the DC Statehood Party kvetching about the cost of the stadium deal vis-à-vis actually educating students in DC.
(That's the one thing that could kill this deal still. They still don't have the bill passed the city council, and they still haven't finalized a deal with Angelos. That and the fact that just now the city council's movements are trying to force the hand in raising $150 million in private money to fund the deal. This team could still wind up in Virginia...)
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#11 Posted on 27.11.04 1230.45 Reposted on: 27.11.11 1232.57
Originally posted by ZeruelAfter the announcement you should have heard our NBC guy, George Michaels, talk about the team.
Everybody was excited about "our" team and almost everyday he's reminding us how NOTHING is final and Mayor Williams and the Bad News DC Gov't can still fuck it up.
Owners? None. Financial plan? None. Council vote? None.
There's only about 34 days until the end of the year, when this all has to be done, right?
I find it funny how none of these things are in place, but everyone is still acting like everything is just a mere formality. I guess it is, sort of, when it took the MLB three years to move the team to DC when it looked like they were the only viable option right from the start.
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