All right everyone... lunchbreak! Mayor Tony Bowtie has requested that the stadium lease agreement be pulled from the agenda tomorrow. Blogger groupthink says Tony didn't have the 7 votes needed to get the deal done. The vote hasn't been rescheduled, but expect the mayor's people to spend the holidays arm-twisting, log-rolling and stealing loose change from Salvation Army buckets to make the stadium financial picture slightly more palatable.
Alleged journalist Bill Ladson is back with another hard-hitting mailbag where he covers (I kid you not) the likelihood of Roger Clemens pitching for the Nats, reveals that Alf will play wherever we damn well want him to and smile while he does it, explains why Wilkie was singlehandedly responsible for the failure of our offense last season and makes Ryan Church completely disappear.
Elsewhere: Big ups to Federal Baseball for the GNR cover (now where's my Chinese Democracy?) And a belated plug for the Farm Authority's Nats Big Board.