How to Rape Consumers
Convinced they were fighting to keep alive their bid, D.C. officials gave Major League Baseball 'the sweetest of sweetheart deals,' in the words of one prominent baseball executive. The team would get a free ballpark, the right to choose its location and nearly all the revenue, including tens of millions of dollars from naming rights.
News of the deal 'spread through baseball like wildfire,' said the executive, who spoke on condition of anonymity. 'It really was too good,' he said, laying the foundation for a public backlash." [italics mine]