Statement from Mark Lerner on Nationals Park serving as a November election site:
Nationals managing principal owner Mark Lerner sent a letter to employees this afternoon, a copy of which is below. It's too bad some of these thoughts -- combined with those Mike Rizzo made in an earlier statement -- weren't reflected in the Nationals' initial statement.
Ran into Trump critic Jose Andres, who got a raucous standing ovation for his first pitch, in the elevator heading back to press box. “Today we celebrate immigrants on a field full of immigrants,” he told me. He waved goodbye as Nats owner Mark Lerner happened to be in the lobby.
Mark Lerner: "The first pitches are our call, and we felt there are many other candidates that should be considered before him."
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