The Spark

“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.” — Karl Marx

Opening Day and the parking mess

May 23, 2005

The Washington Nationals will play baseball at the old stadium in Washington, D.C. until the new stadium is built.

Only three days before Opening Day, the neighborhood residents were told they had to go get special stickers for their vehicles. Otherwise, they would be ticketed and towed. Residents had to show up between 9 and 5 at the Armory with proof of their residency and car titles and registration.

Memo to the bureaucratic bunglers: We work for a living. Bring your stickers to our homes between 6:30 and 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Or you pay the tow.