City Desk

Nuts to the Nats

The Washington Nationals are withholding stadium rent from the city because, they say, the stadium isn't finished. Well! I've been to a couple games, and I see a fully-functioning stadium. And it costs $11.50 for a beer and a bag of peanuts!

Fellow D.C. taxpayers, listen to my plan: So long as the Nationals withhold money from the city, I'm going to withhold money from the Nationals. The stadium allows outside food. So next time I'm offered a free ticket (which happens weirdly often), I'm going to smuggle all the beer I need by hiding it in a bag along with peanuts and other legitimate items. I predict that this will have no effect whatsoever on the franchise's deadbeat doings, but I will enjoy myself righteously. Join me!

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  • JH

    I dont know if your serious or sarcastic about the stadium being finished or not. I was at a game last wednesday and was very observant and did notice a few things wrong.
    There were thin cracks in various places around the stadium, including the outside bar.

    Oh and I agree that the beer is way too expensive for games that barely last two hours. $7.50 for a miller lite plus tip equals = waste of time

  • Arthur Delaney

    Cracks! Maybe the ballpark is about to collapse.

  • Cranky Editor Guy

    Listen, the whole thing is bullshit... I would be really upset if the team was not so God-awful.

    That striking abundance of free tickets may have something to do with the striking lack of talent on the team.

  • JH

    Your lucky someone posted at all. I just meant that its shoddy work and aesthetically unattractive.

  • curm

    Re Outside food at the stadium: All food items must be contained in a single serving bag within a soft sided container or cooler that does not exceed 16″ x 16″ x 8″

  • Arthur Delaney

    Curm, thanks for that info. I wonder if they're gonna be real sticklers about my backpack. Sounds like they might have a policy in place to prevent me having a good time on the cheap. Oh well--this being a blog, I am not permitted to do any research to find out.