Columbia University at Nationals Park

The Columbia University Alumni Association toured Nationals Park this afternoon. The group watched batting practice, went to the media room, and indoor batting cages, and examined the high end dining areas.

All 150 or more gathered in a conference room and waited for fellow alumna Stan Kasten to arrive for his talk. After an introduction from Lou, Kasten told several  highly entertaining stories about his first meeting with Ted Turner. He discussed his success with the Atlanta Hawks of the National Basketball Association and the years he had as President of the Atlanta Braves.

Kasten observed that he expected the same kind of success with the Nationals. He stated that he expected the success to arrive sooner than many people expected and explained that the rotation would be solidifying soon and that they have built a team for the long haul.

I presented Kasten with a copy of my book, Capital Sporting Grounds: A History of Stadium and Ballpark Construction in Washington, DC.

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