A Sunday night televison programming reminder…
Nationals Park makes its Opening Day debut tonight on ESPN (8:05 p.m. ET) as the Nationals play the Braves. The $611 million ballpark is the final piece in a lengthy process that involved the relocation of the Montreal Expos to Washington, D.C.
The relocation, stadium funding, and construction, had a number of twists and turns. As you can see, it turned out to be a very nice ballpark. As for back-story, try reading my column on my personal blog, Some History of the Expos Relocation to DC and My Nationals Park Mea Culpa. As one might guess from the article title, I was more than a critic of the process, so much so that I called it a “boondoggle.” Now, I’m not so sure.
The other baseball related event tonight will be Bill James’ interview on “60 Minutes”. Seeing the man that made objective analysis (that’s sabermetrics, to most) cool being interviewed by Morley Safer is quite a turning point for baseball geeks everywhere. Tune in at 7pm. (see more: Bill James, this Sunday on"60 Minutes").
Tell us what you think. Post your comments on the new Nationals Park, as well as the interview with Bill James on "60 Minutes"
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