“selected” to buy the Washington Nationals MLB franchise
However, this new building which started construction about September 2005, directly behind St. Vincent de Paul Church, is perfectly situated to block the idea of this easiest relocation. Note the rear of St. Vincent de Paul Church to the left in this rendering.
20 M Street web site: http://www.20mstreetse.com/
Lerner Enterprises web site: http://www.lernerenterprises.com/
20 M Street is a project owned by Lerner Enterprises, which is headed by Theodore Lerner, born in 1925 in Washington, D.C. His “selection” as owner of the Washington Nationals baseball team franchise that will run the new Nationals Stadium being built directly 2 blocks to the south on this same -- east -- side of South Capitol Street, was announced May 4, 2006.
Theodore E. McCarrick, Ph.D., D.D.Cardinal Archbishop of Washington Dioceses, which runs St. Vincent de Paul Church.
McCarrick, Born July 7, 1930 in New York City, was installed as Archbishop of Washington on January 2, 2001. He retired from that position on May 16, 2006.
Official Washington Archdioceses biography at:
Theodore McCarrick is listed as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. NE, along with Mark Tuohey, of the Washington, D.C. Sports and Entertainment Commission at: http://publicaffairs.cua.edu/factbook/trustees.htm
Board of Trustees*
Carl A. Anderson, New Haven, Conn.
Richard D. Banziger, New York, N.Y.
Nancy J. Bidwill, Phoenix, Ariz.
Bertha S.Braddock, Alexandria, Va.
Bishop Michael J. Bransfield, Wheeling, W.Va.
Archbishop Raymond L. Burke , St. Louis, Mo.
Timothy R. Busch, Esq., Irvine, Calif.
Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap., Denver, Colo.
Paul J. Chiapparone, Frisco, Texas
Robert F. Comstock, Esq., Washington, D.C.
Robert E. Craves, Issaquah, Wash.
Robert J. Crimmins, Huntington, N.Y.
Bishop Edward P. Cullen, Allentown, Pa.
Leo A. Daly III, Washington, D.C.
Bishop Daniel N. DiNardo, Houston, Texas
Archbishop Timothy M. Dolan, Milwaukee, Wis.
David A. Donohoe, Esq., Vice Chairman, Washington, D.C.
Bishop Thomas G. Doran, Rockford, Ill.
Cardinal Edward M. Egan, New York, N.Y.
Archbishop John C. Favalora, Miami Shores, Fla.
Frederick R. Favo, Oakmont, Pa.
Sister Margaret Mary Fitzpatrick, S.C., Sparkill, N.Y.
Archbishop Harry J. Flynn, St. Paul, Minn.
Cardinal Francis E. George, O.M.I., Chicago, Ill.
Stephanie Germack-Kerzic, Grosse Pointe Farms, Mich.
Archbishop José H. Gomez, San Antonio, Texas
Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory, Atlanta, Ga.
Ray J. Hillenbrand, Rapid City, S.D.
Michael P. Hoffman, New York, N.Y.
Cardinal William H. Keeler, Baltimore, Md.
Bishop William E. Lori, Chairman, Bridgeport, Conn.
Cardinal Roger Mahony, Los Angeles, Calif.
Cardinal Adam J. Maida, Detroit, Mich.
Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick, Chancellor, Washington, D.C.
William A. McKenna Jr., Saugerties, N.Y.
Sandra A. McMurtrie, Bethesda, Md.
Bishop William F. Murphy, Rockville Centre, N.Y.
Archbishop John J. Myers, Newark, N.J.
Very Rev. David M. O’Connell, C.M., President, Washington, D.C.
Archbishop Sean P. O’Malley, O.F.M. Cap., Boston, Mass.
William G. Parrett, New York, N.Y.
Bishop Joseph A. Pepe, Las Vegas, Nev.
Neil J. Rauenhorst, Tampa, Fla.
Cardinal Justin F. Rigali, Philadelphia, Pa.
Andrea Roane, Washington, D.C.
Monsignor Walter R. Rossi, Washington, D.C.
Timothy C. Scheve, Towson, Md.
Rodger D. Shay, Miami, Fla.
Mark H. Tuohey III, Esq., Washington, D.C.
Bishop Allen H. Vigneron, Oakland, Calif.
Frank G. Persico, Secretary of the Board, Fulton, Md.
Although my South Capitol Street Frederick Douglass Mall blog’s published posts had not identified McCarrick as having anything to do with this atrocious Stadium deal, and only as guardian or master if the church structure in question, McCarrick’s name does appear alongside Tuohey’s and a list of figures staring with Condoleezza Rice, in a September 18, 2005 article in The Washington Times of wealthy baseball backers:
And if you have nibbled on lamb chops in D.C. Sports & Entertainment Commission Chairman Mark Tuohey’s private suite, you know you’re not in Baltimore anymore, eating soggy crab cakes and dreading that hour long ride home. (Mr. Tuohey also brought up a truckload of hotdogs and serves them to his guests. He also gives them to the team after each game.)Illustration: crop from 2002 D.C. Baseball stadium study with St. Vincent de Paul Church shown as the sole surviving existing building along South Capitol Street's east side, and with the Nationals Stadium essentially extending this church structure’s front building line southward to block the South Capitol Mall.
Washington finally has a new venue for schmoozing and deal-making, and by all accounts, the results have been formidable.
“It’s all about building relationships.” Mr. Tuohey said one humid night in his large suite, where he has entertained guests from Capitol Hill as well as Cardinal Theodore McCarrick and Eddie Johnson, coach of the Wizards. “is this a good place to do that? The answer is yes.”
Federal Reserve Board Chairman Alan Greenspan and his wife, TV journalist Andrea Mitchell, recently sat behind home plate as guests of journalists Al Hunt and Judy Woodruff. Colin Powell, the former secretary of state, has sat on the hard orange seats. So have White House Chief of Staff Andrew Card, Mary Matalin and President Bush’s political architect, Karl Rove. (Mr. Bush himself has attended two games, sitting in the President’s box.) Miss Rice bought her own season tickets ($40 each for 81 home games) and has a prime view in the 100 section between home and third base.