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Do the right thing in D.C.

Washington, D.C., has a major-league baseball team again, and eventually will have a new stadium. But it also needs a top-notch youth baseball academy.

Updated: February 9, 2006, 5:28 PM ET
By Richard Lapchick | Special to Page 2

Major League Baseball has a unique opportunity to renew African-American interest in the sport, from the youth level through the major leagues. There have been a sharply declining number of black participants and spectators over the past 20 years.

After months of heated debate, the Washington, D.C., city council finally voted this week to provide $611 million in District funds to finance a new stadium for the Washington Nationals. Washingtonians were so excited during the inaugural season ...

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