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Nationals wanted a $300 million publicly-funded roof

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Nationals Park was built entirely from public financing -- $693 million worth -- in 2006-2008. So you can’t really fault the club for trying to dip its mits back into the cookie jar ...

Source: Ted Lerner met with Mayor Gray with a proposal for a $300 million retractable roof over Nats Park. Gray was “shocked,” said no.

— Adam Kilgore (@AdamKilgoreWP) November 26, 2013

Bonus tidbit: One person who saw the Nats Park retractable roof plans called them, “butt ugly.”

— Adam Kilgore (@AdamKilgoreWP) November 26, 2013

The Nationals experienced four home rainouts during the 2013 regular season -- tied for the most in the major leagues -- but Washington, D.C. isn’t usually a particularly rainy city. Clown move, Lerner bro.

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