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By Bob Dole
The industrious island has proved itself worthy of U.S. inclusion
Topic - Will Leitch
When Washington Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo made a preseason prediction that Nationals Park would become "the ticket in town" — and team manager Davey Johnson subsequently called Washington "a baseball town, not a football town" — both men raised eyebrows.
"My dad was morally offended," he said.
"Fans kept walking past us the whole game, back and forth," he said. "It was the craziest thing. Finally, we figured out that they were going down to the Cardinals' dugout and asking if they could get [then-St. Louis slugger] Albert Pujols' autograph. During the game!Like he wasn't batting or doing anything."