Writing on the Expos move to DC, The Washington Post columnist puts it this way:
Baseball's owners take everything and leave you with a promise. They tell you professional athletics will not only make your city whole again but it will surely serve as an engine of economic growth. Then, 20 years down the line, when they have siphoned your treasury, you are left praying that the promise is fulfilled. Or else.
The rest is good too - he's a journalist that "gets it." Bravo, Mike.