D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray (dark suit) chats with Gregory McCarthy, Washington Nationals vice president for government and municipal affairs, as D.C. Council member Yvette Alexander (top, right), of Ward 7, awaits the Nationals Youth Baseball Academy groundbreaking ceremony Tuesday at Fort DuPont Park in Southeast. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray (dark suit) chats with Gregory McCarthy, Washington Nationals vice president for government and municipal affairs, as D.C. Council member Yvette Alexander (top, right), of Ward 7, awaits the Nationals Youth Baseball Academy groundbreaking ceremony Tuesday at Fort DuPont Park in Southeast. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)