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For those wondering what came of the doomed effort to bring baseball to Northern Virginia, here’s the answer: It’s at Gabe Paul’s house in Herndon. Paul, the executive director of the Virginia Baseball Stadium Authority (VBSA), keeps most of the paraphernalia in his office and some of the files in the basement. Although opening day at RFK is just three weeks away, Paul is still on the job. “My contract goes through Aug. 1,” he reports, but “there really isn’t a whole lot to do.” Paul says his duties as the VBSA’s last full-time employee consist of a few secretarial tasks and “just keeping track of what’s going on.” After all, baseball could still somehow fall through in D.C., though Paul says “that is very, very unlikely.” He holds no grudge against the District. “Certainly I would hope to get to some Nationals games,” he says.

—Jeff Horwitz