What to do today? Do we go the baseball game at RFK Stadium between the Nationals and Atlanta Braves, or to the Redskins' opener against Da Bears at FedEx Field, getting home in time -- with a stop for takeout at Meiwah -- to watch the U.S. Open and Colts-Ravens game. Someone needs to get a life.
At the ballpark recently I asked my son if he were Bud Selig, would he be in any hurry to name a new owner? His comments were mine. The Nats are grossing more than $600,000 a game, which is divided among the team owners, including Peter Angelos. What's the rush? The Nats operate on a limited budget, which limits what the team can do for obtaining players. It's a good deal for the owners.
Richard C. Dillon, Annandale
Let's be fair and say MLB has taken a long time -- a very long time -- deciding to whom to sell the Nationals, so its decision should be smart and in the best interest of the area, as well as the game.
I was at the Nationals game Wednesday night and I saw only one replay at the stadium: Rick Short's home run. On a night when there were 13 runs scored by both sides (the Marlins won, 12-1), you'd think there'd be more than one play that we might like to see again. When the Cooke family owned the Redskins, they always showed replays for both teams. I've complained to the Redskins (who rarely replay good plays by the opposition). In some cases, the fans can't see the ball because of where they are sitting. Team owners need to understand we're there to see the game, not just root for their team. I expect this from the Redskins, but the Nats?
Matt Minahan, Silver Spring
Over the years, team owners in all sports generally have become more arrogant and disconnected from their fans. The Nationals should know better.
The Philadelphia Eagles keep saying that Terrell Owens must honor his contract, but the Eagles and other NFL clubs will terminate a player's contract for poor performance. It should work both ways. If a team can tear up an existing contract because of poor performance, that team should have no problem tearing up a contract and rewarding a player for outperforming the present contract.
Eugene Morgan, Wheaton
I suspect you might see some changes regarding guaranteed NFL contracts in the next collective bargaining agreement.