Traditionally, baseball has been “the great equalizer.” Baseball parks were some of the first places where racial integration took place: black and white, sitting together, rooting for the home team. The labels “rich” and “poor” were largely irrelevant, as people were there for the singular purpose of watching and enjoying the game. As a way to breakdown the social barriers, baseball can’t be beat.

So why is it that the Washington “elite” are whining about getting shitty season tickets? And why is it that Tony Tavares caved and gave most of them prime seats, thus denying folks – many of whom had saved up for an indulgence of nice tix – a chance to get prime-location seats?

Do we have to go with the “money talks” road here, too?