After reading Dan Steinberg's report of the new concession stand in right field, headlined by Shake Shack, I can see why people are excited about it. It's not just a concession stand, it's a whole village of sorts, with four concession stands, a bunch of trees, some plants and an open field that is supposed to have synthetic turf, all on the Miller Lite Scoreboard Walk in right field. It does look pretty sweet.
The only problem? In his jubilation, Nationals COO Andy Feffer said this to Steinberg (emphasis mine):
"I've been to stadiums and ballparks all over the country, and without a doubt I've never seen anything like this," said Nats COO Andy Feffer, who spearheaded the project. "I think it will become the iconic, defining element of Nationals Park, the thing people leave and say, ‘Did you see that?'"
Um, yeah. You know what I'd prefer to be the "iconic, defining element" of a baseball stadium? A winning team. I'm sure I'm not alone in this.