Tuesday, March 13, 2007
A Stadium We Won't Get To See
RFK Stadium is a dump. It was designed for football and is not very well suited to host baseball games. We visited the park last summer and were not impressed. It is confusing to get around the concourses, there is insulation falling off the duct work, and the movable seats leave very noticeable tracks in the outfield. There aren't even any bleachers and the food stinks! Thankfully, Washington DC is building a new $611 million ballpark for the Nationals on the banks of the Anacostia River. The new park looks gorgeous and today team president Stan Kasten announced that a grove of cherry trees would be located inside the ballpark behind the left field bleachers. I'm a big fan of this idea. The cherry blossoms are a signature element of Washington DC and will provide a unique element to the new stadium. I would have put them in center field though. They could match the waterfall in Kansas City and the rocks in Colorado as non-game related attractions. My career will eventually take me to DC and I will have season tickets at the new stadium so don't screw it up Nationals!