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Posted at 10:36 AM ET, 08/24/2012

DeMorning Links: Who should pony up to get Nats fans home?

More occupied seats means more fans wanting to get home after late games. (Patrick McDermott - GETTY IMAGES)
Who should pay to send Nationals fans home on Metro when games occasionally run late, as one did Monday? Until a couple of seasons ago, the District picked up the $30,000-an-hour tab. Now, as WTOP’s Mark Segraves first reported, the Nats would like taxpayers to pitch in once again. That’s a no-go, city officials told me. And plenty of D.C. residents and Internet commenters are wondering: Why should the city, which has already spent $770 million on the stadium and its environs, pony up more rather than a team that recently agreed to pay $126 million to its right-fielder? “What other enterprises get to have a municipality pay for the transportation of their patrons?” asks D.C. Council member David A. Catania (I-At Large).

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