PLANNED 'IMPROVEMENTS' AT RFK. From today's Washington Post sports section:

"We're doing what has to be done," Kasten said. He said that also includes planting flowers and improving the landscaping outside the stadium, steam-cleaning the concourses, adding banners outside the ballpark and staging races between innings around the perimeter of the field by costume characters resembling former U.S. presidents.

Zachary Taylor vs. Chester Alan Arthur: That oughta be a good one.

--Harvey Meyerson (Harold's cousin, Washington resident, devout baselball fan)