Fear and Loathing at RFK?

As I walked from the Metro to RFK for last night’s Nationals’ Game, I was greeted by the usual sights, ticket scalpers, the saxophone guy at the top of the escalators, the usual hotdog vendors, and the ubiquitous HomeStand folks, but last night added a new dimension: free phone cards?

Sure enough, there were 50 or so people wearing blue polo shirts and caps emblazoned with “Washington D.C. All Stars” handing out 15 minute phone cards. Attached to each card is a postcard bearing the large script text “Keep It Fair!” and a pitch by the Capitol Area Minority Contractors and Business Association Action Fund to write the Mayor and advocate against Project Labor Agreements that would affect how hiring for the new stadium will be handled.

What concerns me here is that the walk from the Metro to the Stadium is going to become an avenue meant for every protestor and their cousin with any small cause to harass people who other wise Just Don’t Care™ about the cause in question. The last thing I want to think about on my way to a baseball game is someone’s pet cause.

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