Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Goodbye Abe

Abe Pollin passed away last night. The now late great owner of the Caps and Bullets was a force in DC for years and one of the few sports owners who seemed to truly care about the city and fans that supported his teams.

Building the MCI Center (yes we're rolling old school with the names today) with his own money in a downtown DC neighborhood probably did more than any other single action to help the city and its denizens in the past several decades. It is a shame that other owners couldn't follow his example.

The WaPo has lots of coverage including a nice bit from Ted Leonsis, who thankfully does seem cut from the Pollin mold.

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