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Roland99

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Sun Oct 27, 2019, 10:32 PM Oct 2019

Owners of the Nationals (Lerner family) did not want to be seated with #TraitorTrump




Laura Rozen
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“Trump did not sit with the Lerner family, the principal owners of the Nationals. A representative for the Lerner family put in a request to MLB to not be put in position to turn down a request from the White House to sit with Trump, according to WUSA.” https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/mlb/playoffs/2019/10/27/donald-trump-world-series-nationals-park/2481826001/
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Owners of the Nationals (Lerner family) did not want to be seated with #TraitorTrump (Original Post) Roland99 Oct 2019 OP
This is funny hibbing Oct 2019 #1
unfortunately the owner of the Cubs is a huge trump backer I'm considering switching mucifer Oct 2019 #2
Nationals owners requested they not have to respond to request to sit with President Trump at Game 5 mahatmakanejeeves Oct 2019 #3
I'm wondering why the MLB would be able to dictate what happens at a team's box seats? LiberalFighter Oct 2019 #4

mucifer

(23,749 posts)
2. unfortunately the owner of the Cubs is a huge trump backer I'm considering switching
Sun Oct 27, 2019, 11:11 PM
Oct 2019

to the white sox

mahatmakanejeeves

(58,406 posts)
3. Nationals owners requested they not have to respond to request to sit with President Trump at Game 5
Mon Oct 28, 2019, 12:11 PM
Oct 2019
Source: Nationals owners requested they not have to respond to request to sit with President Trump at Game 5
The principal owners of the Nats had a special request of the MLB last week: They had no desire to be put in a position of turning down a request to sit with Trump
Author: Mike Wise
Published: 6:56 PM EDT October 27, 2019
Updated: 10:12 PM EDT October 27, 2019

WASHINGTON — WUSA9 has learned that the family who owns the Washington Nationals, the Lerners, asked Major League Baseball that they not be put in a position to respond to any requests that President Trump sit with them during Game 5 of the World Series at Nationals Park in Washington, DC.

Mired in Congressional gridlock, polarized by partisan politics, Washington has served as a window into a divided America for much of the past decade. But along came these Washington Nationals late this summer, galvanizing red and blue, winning the wildcard, knocking off the Los Angeles Dodgers and then the St. Louis Cardinals in the National League Championship Series.

Suddenly, through the resilience of a come-from-behind baseball team, a modicum of civic unity returned to the District and beyond, making some of us forget, at least for a moment, about the bickering on Capitol Hill. ... But Sunday night at Nationals Park, the last home game of this glorious postseason, it's back to taking sides. It's back to....political baseball.

Since he took office in January 2017, President Trump has not attended an MLB game. He made his first visit to Nationals Park Sunday for Game 5 of the best-of-seven matchup between the Nats and Astros, tied at 2 games apiece.

A representative of the Lerner family, the principal owners of the Nationals, had a special request of the MLB last week: that they had no desire to be put in a position of turning down a request from the White House for President Trump to sit with Theodore Lerner, 94, the family patriarch, or any other member of the ownership group, a person familiar with the family's thinking told WUSA9 on condition of anonymity. ... That person made it clear that at no time was a direct request made that the President not be seated next to the Lerner family, but it was made clear that the family did not want to be put in the awkward position of having to respond to a request.
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