Why.I.Hate.DC details the essentials on Baseball in DC. Having the Nationals would be great, but I don’t think any of us in DC (with the exception of “Bowtie”) want it so much that we’ll spend $600M of our taxes on baseball, at no cost to MLB. After last night, MLB will likely pull baseball out of DC altogether after next season. Can’t have them spending money to make money, after all; they seem to be quite clear that it’s DC’s job to pay for MLB’s profits.
(Yes, yes, I know that it’s business taxes paying for the stadium and the Nationals, but it’s still money that ultimately comes from the common people of DC. Also see No DC Taxes for Baseball.)