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Twitter Reacts to the Nationals Park Roof Idea

Yesterday, the brief July discussion that Washington Nationals owner Theodore Lerner and D.C. Mayor Vince Gray had about a retractable roof over Nationals Park became public knowledge. Basically, Gray swiftly shot down the idea of building a roof that the team estimated would cost $300 million in taxpayer dollars. Twitter, of course, had a field day with this information, partially because it sounded like a publicity stunt for the Mayor (who still has not announced whether he's going to run for re-election) and partially because the idea is the winning combination of ludicrous, expensive and terrible. Check out some of the Internet's best comments on the subject.


· Nationals sought a retractable roof with taxpayer money. District mayor Vincent Gray said no. [WaPo]
· D.C. laughs at Nationals $300M stadium roof pitch [WBJ]