Major League Baseball is a sport and a billion-dollar industry. With excitement high last night, the Washington Nationals’ first game at its new stadium kicked off the MLB season nationwide. We look at the excitement — and how the Nats’ new home may affect the idea of “community” both immediately around the arena and further afield.


  • Tim Lemke Sports Business Reporter, The Washington Times
  • Dave Zirin Columnist, SLAM Magazine; Contributor, Nation Magazine; Online Columnist, Sports Illustrated (; author, "Welcome to the Terrordome: The Pain, Politics, and Promise of Sports" (Haymarket Books)

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