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    Jun242011

    Manager Riggleman abruptly resigns from Nats

    by Liz Farmer on Thursday, June 23, 2011 at 6:15pm

     

     Below is the press release the Nationals sent out following today's game against Seattle. The subtext here is that Riggs burned a big ol' bridge when he decided to leave the Nats. The release paints him as being demanding and unreasonable.

     If a guy leaves on good terms, they issue platitudes and boring, generic quotes. They don't say stuff that's this detailed. Read on.....

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    Thursday
    Jun232011

    Redskins selling seats. Nope, not tickets -- seats.

     

    In a thinly veiled ruse to make FedEx Field's capacity smaller so it doesn't look so pathetic halfway through the season when Redskins fans have stomached just about all they can, the team is selling off actual seats beginning Wednesday.

    The seat removal is part of the team's end zone renovation in which two, standing-room-only party decks are being installed in place of several thousand seats. The team is selling off 800 actual end zone seats for $250 a pop. The money will go to the Redskins Charitable Foundation.

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    Thursday
    Jun232011

    Redskins rank at bottom of barrel in fan value 

    Can't get no satisfaction
    No D.C. team made the top 20 in fan satisfaction:

    Overall rank Rank: Bank for buck Rank: Fan relations Rank: Rank Ownership Rank: Affordability Rank: Stadium experience Rank: Players Rank: Rank Coaching
    Capitals 27 50 17 46 43 17 17 25 61
    Nationals 78 87 73 73 44 66 75 83 91
    Wizards 110 89 117 68 73 103 117 106 104
    Redskins 121 112 121 112 121 112 118 74 62
    Source: ESPN the Magazine
    The Washington Redskins have fallen to nearly dead last in an annual rankings system that measures fans' return for their money and loyalty, evidence that fan dissatisfaction is beginning to trump the team's storied tradition.

    The rating, released by ESPN The Magazine, comes despite Forbes' rating of the Redskins as the second-most financially valuable team in football and in the top 10 of all major leagues. But experts say the team's worsening relationship with its fans will start taking a financial toll.

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    Thursday
    Jun232011

    Prince George's looking for leg up to woo Redskins HQ 

    Maryland officials on Tuesday approved a study that will help Prince George's County decide how much it will invest to lure the Washington Redskins headquarters away from Virginia.

    The $25,000 feasibility study will tally up the potential economic benefits to the county -- including Redskins players' multimillion-dollar incomes and property taxes.

    Prince George's, which requested the study, is paying for one-third of its cost. The Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development will match that amount, while the Maryland Stadium Authority, which is conducting the study, will cover the remaining third.

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