This morning's newsHere are tidbits scraped together from various articles in this morning's Post:
- The Nationals will play the Orioles three times this year... in spring training. The first date will be March 5 at the Orioles' spring home in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Then, two home games in Viera, Fla., first a split-squad game on March 13, then a game on March 25th.
- Seat assignments for season tickets were expected to be out by now, but due to the downtime, it won't be until January.
- Mini-plans will still go on sale in January, and single-game tickets will go on sale in February.
- No deal yet with Angelos. It's still a tribute to how Bud takes care of his friends, as the post cites yet another independent legal expert saying that it is "unlikely a court would rule in his favor".
- Some guy involved in the stadium timeline said finishing by '08 is pretty much out of the question, and even an '09 opening is "50-50" (though the Post believes this is a pessimistic view). The Post notes that the quickest park in recent history took 28 months from breaking ground. '09 seems more likely than anything.
- I found this quote from the mysterious "highly placed baseball executive" interesting:
They were happy [with concessions] last night. Then we only get a 7-6 vote? I'm nervous about the future [in Washington]. What's the next Machiavellian twist?
Original articles here, here, here, here, here, here and here. Whew!