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Nationals Won't Talk Tickets

Mayor Adrian M. Fenty (D) isn't the only one who has been sidestepping questions about what happened to the D.C. Council's allotment of season tickets to Nationals Park.

For the third consecutive week, the Washington Nationals is declining to comment on the controversy or say who it believes is the rightful owner of Suite 61.

Council Chairman Vincent C. Gray (D) said, under an agreement reached last year, the Nationals were supposed to give 19 season tickets for Suite 61 to the D.C. Sports & Entertainment Commission. The commission was then to deliver the tickets to the Council.

But Gray alleges the Nationals gave the tickets directly to Fenty, who has so far refused to hand them over to the Council. The feud has prompted Council member Kwame Brown (D-At large) to introduce legislation to auction off both the mayor's and the council's suites at Nationals Park.

On Opening Day, Gray sent a letter to Nationals owner Theodore N. Lerner asking that the Nationals void the missing tickets and reissue them directly to the Council. Gray said earlier today he is still waiting for a response.

By Tim Craig  |  April 21, 2009; 2:25 PM ET
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Council is currently holding hearings on the city's budget during one of the largest fiscal crises in recent history. Why are you STILL continuing to cover this and not something more important?!

Posted by: Tunafish2 | April 22, 2009 9:08 AM | Report abuse

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